Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

Discovering Albion – day 9: A final blaze…

There is a final jewel at Selby Abbey; the great East Window. I told how the great fire of 1906 had put it in imminent danger of shattering and how a dedicated fire crew had protected the fragile panes with … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Faces from the past

When the church was restored after the fire of 1906 the wooden roof had to be reinstated. Looking up today you could be forgiven for thinking this is the original work so faithfully have the beams been reproduced. The bosses, … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Phoenix

“From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring…” Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Just before midnight, October 19th 1906, workers who had been installing a new system in the organ saw flames in … Continue reading

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