LAST week’s guest church was St Leonard’s at Downham , and was correctly identified by Philip Crompton and also Brian Nelson, who writes: “The tower is 15th century, and the rest of the church was built in 1910.

“Walkers pass through the village on one of the routes to the summit of Pendle. The film Whistle Down the Wind, made in 1961, and starring Hayley Mills, Alan Bates and Bernard Lee, is largely set in Downham.”

According to the village website, a community has existed in Downham for many centuries and it has an ancient road, pre-dating the Romans, passing through it.

While no one knows how long a church has existed in the village, the website says during the rebuilding of the church in 1910, traces of what were believed to be early Norman or Anglo- Saxon foundations were unearthed.

The church sits at the top of the steep hill out of the village close to Downham Hall, home of the Assheton family since before the accession of Queen Elizabeth in 1558.

The present Lord Clitheroe is Patron of St Leonard’s in a joint benefice with Christchurch, Chatburn, the neighbouring parish, in the diocese of Blackburn.

The two parish churches share a Priest-in-Charge with St Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe; there has been no vicar exclusively for Downham since 1988.

Today, the village is a great favourite with tourists, many of them walkers making use of the free car park and its close proximity to Pendle Hill.

Something a bit different this week, this photo of an ‘Easter Island Moai Statue’ was taken by 12 year old Daniel Aynesworth. As a clue, it is not on an island in the Pacific, but is within three miles of Skipton, but where? Suggestions by 8am on Monday to