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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 2nd October, 2016)

Under wraps

Under wraps
St Wilfrid’s Peace Gate going under wraps. Dedicated nearly 90 years ago, on October 26th 1926, the Peace Gate is presently having extensive roof repairs made to preserve it for the next 90 years.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2016 at 07:55

Every time I see the peace gate I wonder what the upstairs room was used for.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 2nd October 2016 at 15:08

Mick - I helped clear it out in readiness for the job in hand. Most of the stuff which went to the tip was of the 'don't throw it away, it may come in handy...' variety.
The building has no facilities apart from electricity, so I would guess that it's only there so that the structure looks like what folk expect a gatehouse to look like. Traditionally the gate-keeper would lodge there to be on hand to open the gates for the master's return - not really a requirement at the entrance to a churchyard.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2016 at 17:16

Thanks for the info Rev.

Comment by: Andrew on 2nd October 2016 at 21:59

This is great news - well done Standish. An important piece of architecture.

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