Writing Challenge

During Lockdown 2020, the Spirit of Sutterby challenged members and friends of the project to write 1,000 words inspired by one of three photos.

St John the Baptist, Sutterby and its surrounding deserted mediaeval village links us with lost people and past times but also provides very palpable links to the present day - from stones to paper, from past quill to present feather.

The three photos reflect three aspects of the village:

  • the church nestling beneath the hill for the last ten centuries

  • the villager writing a will in 1770

  • the barn owl who lives here now


Fact or fiction, past or present. We wanted to hear your short stories, poem, or short essays, of no more than a thousand words, based on one of these photos. 


Writing Challenge 2020 - The Results!