Thursday, 25 October 2007

Laying the Foundations II

As chance would have it following the posting of two days ago, I came upon these photographs from the 1896 Cathedral record. The first, above, is dated October 10 1895.

The second and third are dated May 1 1896, and show the considerable progress that had been made. Above, St Anne's anglican church, destroyed by bombing in the the Second World War, may be seen. It is astonishing to think that the Cathedral was completed by 1904.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not to be mawkish, but one guesses that within parts of the foundations seen in these wonderful old photographs, the mortal remains of the successive archbishops were laid to rest. Poignant pictures.