1. Bell tower

The most shocking incident of Lammi Church was the fire that burned down the whole church 29th April 1918. The fire was linked to the Finnish Civil War between the Whites and the Reds. There were some German troops helping the Whites. The Bell tower was used as storage of arms by the Whites. When the German detachment was retreating, they did not want to leave the arms in the hands of the Reds, so they set the Bell tower on fire.

After the fire there was nothing left but the stone walls. The church was rebuilt in 1919-1920 and it was funded by Lammi congregation. 

Lammi Church and the Bell tower in 1905 (before the fire).

Next, click above to move to page 2: West wall. 

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