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St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

Stained glass marvel

I found this in St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle during a recent visit up the river from South Shields, and I was told it was their most modern window, having been installed in 1949. The previous window had been blown out after a German air raid in 1940 hit an anti aircraft battery in Heaton Park. The subsequent explosion of ammunition caused a blast wave which concentrated in the small alley ways behind the cathedral, amplifying the intensity and causing great damage to windows throughout the city centre.

I didn’t get to find out where the glass was made, but I suspect that it was manufactured locally.

Camera details:Pentax K100D, 52 mm lens, 1/90 second, f4.5, iso 400


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Written by curly

April 18, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Churches, Colour, Events, Newcastle

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