Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Rediscovering the past

As part of the ongoing work to chronicle the history of the Cathedral, this photograph was recently discovered. It shows the west end of the church, probably in the 1920s or 1930s. A small porch surrounds the west doors, before the building of the present (sadly, less attractive) narthex. The organ console is shown in its original position, facing west, before it was moved to the north side of the choir loft in the 1970s. During the current restoration work, the console is at the Willis and Sons workshop in Liverpool, but the plan is to restore it to the position seen in this photograph.