A Yorkshire church, whose congregation buried its beautiful stained glass windows down a mine shaft during World War II is to get a replacement set following the announcement that it had received funding.
St Marys Church in Sheffield will get the new stained glass design almost 70 years after residents of the local community buried the original set in 1939, according to the Yorkshire Post.
The windows were buried to protect them from German bombings – a wise move considering the roof was blown off the church just a year later.
But when the war came to an end, nobody could remember where the treasured originals had been buried.
Now, after securing £80,000 in funding, the church will get a new bespoke stained glass window designed by Yorkshire glass artist Helen Whittaker.
Homeowners can get their own bespoke glass structure by investing in a more modern glazed extension or lean-to conservatory.