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New Beginnings

The Minster Episode 1 of 3

It's the run-up to Easter and everyone is busy. Verger Alex Carberry has to overcome a fear of heights to drape a cloth over a giant crucifix, the minster police react to an emergency call, and the stonemasons prepare for one of their most important jobs for hundreds of years - carving a new version of the mysterious weathered figure at the pinnacle of the east window.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 May 2014 17:45
BBC Two Wales

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A year behind the scenes

A year behind the scenes

The current Minster building has stood for 800 years and centuries of exposure to the elements have taken their toll.


The repair and restoration bill runs into millions and the complexity and scale of the job put it on a par with work on the rail bridge spanning the Firth of Forth in Scotland.


Read more about the Minster's team and their work on the buidling's maintenance on the BBC News website.



Role Contributor
ProducerPaul Greenan
Executive ProducerNicola Addyman

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