Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Bradford Cathedral - Wool Sacks

     On this brass plaque in Bradford Cathedral you can see wool sacks hanging from the side of the bell tower.  The sacks were strung up on the outside of the tower to protect it from  Royalist Artillery during the English Civil War.  The Cathedral (or Parish Church as it was then) stood on raised ground which made the area easier to defend against  attacking forces.

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