New Beginnings

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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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    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.



Paul Greenan
Executive Producer
Nicola Addyman


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