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Boulder from Bethlehem JLP01_08_058910

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Boulder from Bethlehem JLP01_08_058910

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. The Bishop and Provost of Coventry Cathedral at the unveiling ceremony of the Boulder from Bethlehem.
The boulder which was brought from a hillside in Bethlehem was transported to Coventry Cathedral to be used as its new font. Weighing three tons, it was transported to Manchester Docks in the SS Norman Prince and then on to Coventry. The unveiling ceremony took place on 22nd December 1960 and the boulder was unveiled by 7-year-old Henry Sumner, son of the foreman carpenter at Coventry Cathedral. The boulder was later moved to its current position in front of the baptistery window

Media ID 23993715

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1960s Building Site Cathedral Ceremony Construction


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