VISITORS with a head for heights had a rare chance to get a birds-eye view of Stone from the top of a church tower.
Trips to the top of St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church were just one of the attractions at its heritage open day on Saturday.
There were also opportunities to view the church’s new bells, and have a go at bell ringing, as well as viewing military memorabilia, the mausoleum and the medieval Stone Priory Seal.
The tower visit proved a particularly popular draw, despite a climb of more than 100 steps on a spiral staircase. But those who braved the stairs were rewarded with stunning views across the town and surrounding countryside, stretching as far as Rugeley Power Station.
Other local landmarks that could be identified included the steeple of the now closed St John’s Church, the hustle and bustle of Stone Food and Drink Festival at Westbridge Park, Stone Common Plot, Downs Bank and the Prime Point industrial area on the outskirts of Stafford.