MP Barclay intervenes in ancient window restoration at Wisbech Castle
AN MP’s intervention helped restore a 15th Century stained glass window at Wisbech Castle to its former glory.
The medieval window, which originates from the old Bishop of Ely’s Palace and was constructed in 1478, was in need of urgent repair.
But funding has now been secured for MC Lead Glaziers of Norwich to carry out restoration work after staff at the castle contacted North East Cambs MP Steve Barclay.
“I raised this issue with Cambridgeshire County Council who, as owners of the building, have responsibility for the window,” Mr Barclay said.
“I am delighted that the modest maintenance cost of �5,000 has now been secured. The window will be repaired in the next few weeks.”
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Geoff Wilkinson, Cambridgeshire County Council’s site manager for Wisbech Castle Professional Development Centre, confirmed the panels had been removed to receive specialist attention.
“The refurbished panels will be returned to the castle in due course,” he said.
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Mr Barclay added: “This is great news for Wisbech Castle and protects a priceless part of our Fenland heritage for current and future generations.”