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Piecing Together the Past

Specialists from the University of Lincoln's conservation consultancy division, Lincoln Conservation, are working with World Monuments Fund Britain and Coventry Cathedral to restore and put back on public display Britain's largest collection of loose fragments of medieval stained glass

The Old Cathedral of St Michael at Coventry was bombed almost to destruction during the Second World War and its ruins now sit alongside the city's modern cathedral. The historic building's stained glass survived the Blitz, having been removed and placed in storage in 1939, hidden from public view for more than 70 years.

Some of the glass by 15th Century Coventry-based stained glass artist John Thornton, best known for the Great East Window of York Minster.