Stained glass piece neglected for 20 years restored to former glory

Back: The window has been fully restored

Back: The window has been fully restored

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A stained glass window left untended for 20 years has been restored to its rightful place in the chapel at Ashford Hospital.

The window, depicting Christ with the lamb, was all that remained of the old chapel demolished in 1994.

Originally placed in the south transept, it withstood nearly 20 years of British weather in the hospital gardens.

Ashford Hospital Chaplain Maureen Body said: “The woodwork had deteriorated badly and the window itself was in a poor state.

“In the recent high winds, it came away from its footings but, luckily, the stained glass itself survived without any damage.”

And thanks to a dedicated research team, an appropriate home for it has been found in the present Ashford Hospital chapel.

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