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Appeal on behalf of Ely Cathedral Restoration Fund, by Donald McCullough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Ely Cathedral looks like a great ship riding securely at anchor on the Fens-but it is faced with destruction or restoration, as the timbers of the roof, which extends for 537 feet, are being devoured by the death-watch beetle. The danger is greatest in the immense beams that support the Lantern-that marvel of medieval building. If the trouble here is not dealt w;th now, the whole four hundred tons of wood and stone wiJI crash to the ground, bringing enormous destruction with it. £ 60,000 is needed to make the building safe. That sum will save the Lantern, the transept roofs with their angel hammer beams, the choir roof, and the west tower. The work has begun, but the money is needed to ma'ntain it. Half a million pounds wouid hardly restore the structure it the Lantern fell.


Unknown: Ely Cathe
Unknown: Donald McCullough
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