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Bury St Edmunds: Cathedral window will be painstakingly repaired after traffic cone thrown at it

19:30 28 April 2014

One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed. Sarah Friswell looks at the damage.

One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed. Sarah Friswell looks at the damage.

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Painstaking work to restore a Victorian stained glass window is set to begin – at an estimated cost of around £5,000.

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One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed.One of the stained glass windows at St Edmunds Cathedral in Bury has been smashed.

The window in St Edmundsbury Cathedral on the south side of the knave was broken when vandals threw a traffic cone at it, leaving a six inch hole.

The cathedral’s PR manger, Sarah Friswell, said a specialist stained glass company had now assessed the damage, which would take between £2,000 and £5,000 to put right.

She said: “There isn’t a huge amount of damage but because it involves glass and leading, the work is painstaking and the repair costs are quite considerable.

“We haven’t got all of the bits from where it was broken so the repair will have to be done with modern glass instead of Victorian.

“The cost will come out of the cathedral’s normal maintenance funds so we will have to find the money ourselves.”

Ms Friswell said she could not remember any of the cathedral’s stained glass being broken in the past.

She added: “The windows are all stories from the New Testament and that one features the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine.

“It is my favourite because of the all the lovely detail it contains.”

The cathedral’s stained glass windows were put in between the late 1800s and the early 1920s.

Anyone with information should call Bury Central Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

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