Many years back I saw York Minster for the first time. It was and remains the most magnificent edifice I have ever seen and has been a ship of continuity, comfort and support in times of storm-tossed upheaval.

I realised some time ago that the splendour of the Minster was too overwhelming to be fully appreciated in one life-time and so I choose just one external stone to focus on.

Over the years I have come to know the unique markings on this stone and touch it on every visit, imagining the people who placed it there - a human connection spanning over 600 years.

That old stone sure seen some changes.

Brian McCusker, Hartoft Street, York