Monday, April 14, 2014

The window needs to be transferred

Can the Department of Culture Media and Sport please tell us what their policy is towards the stained glass windows of St Stephen's church in Hyde, Greater Manchester?

In particular the 1920 window by Edward Hartwell commemorating Second Lieutenant Allan Hudson who died at Gallipoli in the First World War.

The church has been closed for some while, and is about to be converted into sixteen "luxury" flats.

It would be a disgrace if the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in 2015 should see the window illuminating the bathroom ablutions of some Mancunian yuppie.

The window needs to be transferred to a museum - perhaps the Imperial War Museum North.

There is a picture of Second Lieutenant Hudson (third photo down) - he was only aged 20:

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