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Window works begin thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund

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Rotherham Minster is one of 142 historic sites across England that will receive grants worth £35 million through the National Lottery Heritage Fund part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Culture Recovery Fund.

The funding boost means that essential work to repair and conserve the stained glass Great Nave West Window has begun.

Money from the Government’s £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund is intended to open up heritage and the benefits it brings to everyone, helping to level up and improve life and opportunities for people in places that need it most. 

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The Minster Church of All Saints’ Rotherham has been a site of Christian worship for over 1,000 years. Towering above the town centre The Minster is an architecturally outstanding, Grade 1 listed, building that speaks of permanence and hope and is by far the most prominent building in the town centre, where it has become adopted as an icon.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said: “Funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund is hugely welcome at a time when the people and organisations who look after our vast and varied array of heritage urgently need support to carry out essential repairs. Heritage is a fragile eco-system, with an amazing cast of characters who keep our historic places alive, with specialist skills that take time to learn and experience to perfect. These grants will protect their livelihoods, as they use their expertise to help our heritage survive.”

Images: Rotherham Minster

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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