WORK to bring the Apocalypse to life in glorious colour in the heart of York has reached the halfway stage. Experts working on the Great East Window of York Minster have completed the conservation of half its panels.

The main part of the window depicts the Apocalypse and will not be seen in its full glory until 2016. It is currently undergoing conservation as part of the five-year York Minster Revealed project.

Sarah Brown, director of York Glaziers Trust, said: “This is a significant landmark in the restoration project, as each of the 108 panels require painstaking research, documentation, examination, conservation and repair of the many thousands of components that make up this incredible glass masterpiece.”