Friday, January 1, 2010

Stained Glass: Close Call at York Minster

"Medieval stained glass window saved as fire breaks out at York Minster" (January 1, 2010)

"A medieval stained glass window described as 'irreplaceable' was saved when fire broke out at York Minster.

"More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Minster's stone yard, where the Great East window was being restored.

"The window, built around 1408 and one of the largest areas of medieval stained glass in the world, was in a store room when the fire began late Wednesday...."

The Mirror article says the stained glass panels, put together, are about the size of a tennis court. There's a photo with the article, of the window (pre-fire) with the glass in place. It's impressive.


1 comment:

Laura Goff Parham said...

That is GREAT news. Thanks for the update. I saw this window when I was an international student in 1986. It is beautiful!

Laura Goff Parham
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