IN September, Wellington Parish History Society is hosting a special talk and tour on the subject of Church House Farm and its Elizabethan wall paintings.

Located near to the church in the centre of the village, Church House Farm is a charming building with many people being acquainted with former occupants the Williams family.

However, the house's familiar stone front hides a much older timber framed interior.

Its current owners John and Ben will describe their usual story of home improvement and their unusual discovery of wall paintings.

The owners have sought advice from local historians and paint conservators, who have helped them understand the well-preserved remains and give a glimpse into the construction of timber framed houses, their interiors and the people who created them at the end of the 16th century.

The first part of the evening is a talk at Wellington Community Centre, HR4 8AZ, at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 26.

Then there is the opportunity to visit the house and specifically the room housing the wall paintings.

The tours will be staggered to allow people the chance to visit the house in comfort and safety.

Refreshments will be served at the Community Centre for people waiting for or returning from the tour.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about and view these rare and impressive wall decorations.

Society members and visitors are welcome.

For more information contact Gill Bullock on 01432 839109.