Ancient artefacts on display at Bible exhibition

PAST TIMES: Eleanor Todd and John Froud with some of the items on display at last year's Bible Times exhibition  (08021004)
PAST TIMES: Eleanor Todd and John Froud with some of the items on display at last year's Bible Times exhibition (08021004)

ARTEFACTS thousands of years old will be among items on display at an exhibition in Spen next week.

The Bible Times Exhibition, staged by the Zephaniah Trust, will be held at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Littletown, from February 7-11.

Schools will be visiting throughout the week, but the exhibition will also be open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 2.30pm-4pm.

It will appeal to anyone interested in history, or just fascinated by the stories and adventures of people in the Bible.

There will be biblical artefacts, Bibles, scrolls, models – with some exhibits being up to 5,000 years old – covering the history of the Bible and stories of people whose lived have been changed by reading it, such as William Wilberforce, Lord Shaftesbury and Elizabeth Fry.

At last year’s successful exhibition there was even a life-sized talking model of a temple priest.

Trust member Margaret Mitchell said: “As this year is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, why not call in and experience some of the background to the writing of the Bible.

The event culminates in a concert on Friday February 11 with songs and stories around the themes from the exhibition – tickets are £1 from St Andrew’s and local churches.