Monday, 14 September 2009

150 years on the skyline

The Cathedral's spire is 150 years old today. It was on 14th September 1859 - the feast of the Triumph of the Cross - that the 10ft cross which surmounts the spire was put in place. For 150 years the spire, which is one of the Lancaster skyline's most identifiable features, has stood as a sign of the Catholic presence in Lancaster. Billington's Blog today features more about the history of the spire and the story of how it came to be. If you'd like to know more, click here.