Minster coincidence

Minster coincidence

Minster coincidence

First published in Letters by

WITH reference to York Minster becoming the first building in the UK to install new state of the art protective glazing to protect it from the elements, is it a coincidence or an act of God that this protective system is manufactured in Germany?

Considering as a young lad during the Second World War, ensconced in an Anderson shelter in Acomb, during German air raids on the city to provide protection, for an icon to many York residents, stranger than fiction is the operative word.

However, York Minster during those years was designated as a landmark to guide enemy aircraft to their intended targets, the railway network, and if my memory serves me correctly, valuable stained glass was removed until hostilities ceased.

Kenneth Bowker, Vesper Walk, Huntington, York.

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4:34pm Fri 8 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

The 2nd world war has been over for 69 years, time to let go.
The 2nd world war has been over for 69 years, time to let go. gwen4me
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5:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Surely if "god" was involved she would have protected the windows against the Germans? Indeed wouldn't she have rendered the German planes incapable of flying ?
Surely if "god" was involved she would have protected the windows against the Germans? Indeed wouldn't she have rendered the German planes incapable of flying ? Pinza-C55
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