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Cathedral Conversation - Heroes and Heritage

The People's Passion Episode 4 of 5

Heroes and Heritage: Loyd Grossman, Chairman of The Churches Conservation Trust and Baroness Sherlock visit Durham Cathedral to discuss its history and its present importance. In 2001 Radio 4 listeners voted Durham Cathedral the best building in Britain. Sir Walter Scott called it "Half church of God, half castle 'gainst the Scot." The cathedral was founded in AD 1093 and built to hold the shrine of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. It has always been a place of pilgrimage and today receives 600,000 visitors a year. Producer, Peter Everett.

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Thu 5 Apr 2012 13:45