Friends event: The West Window

17 February 2022
14:30
Weston Room
Friends event: The West Window

The West Window of Norwich Cathedral

An illustrated talk by David Berwick, Cathedral guide and local author, on Thursday 17 February at 2.30pm in the Weston Room.

The history of this window is a long and very interesting one, stretching back as far as ca. 1450 when the executors of Bishop Alnwick’s estate provided funds for its construction. The window’s original Gothic stonework stood until 1875, due to the great skill of its designer and builder, James Woderofe of Norwich. The glass we see today by George Hedgeland was not universally liked when first unveiled in September 1854. However, its design and the use of a technically ‘new’ type of glass made it very much a ground-breaking and rule-breaking conception. The presentation will cover the years 1450-1995 and will not only reveal some rather amazing facts but will also dispel some commonly held myths about the window along the way.

Tickets are £6 for Friends of Norwich Cathedral and £9 for non-members.
To book, email friends@cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 218317.