Horror! Maybury village was divided, for and against. “Pew’s aren’t original parts of the church,” thundered the church warden, but the ‘keepers’ weren’t convinced. The vicar settled the dispute with this little ditty in the parish magazine:
A Maybury church with old pews
Asked Almighty God for his views
He said “I don’t give a sod,
’Cos I’m Almighty God,
Just burn ’em and put in some loos.
The ‘removers’ won – hands down.