Thursday 1 April 2010

Catching Up With The Winchester Cathedral Diver

‘William Walker the diver was brought in to underpin the tottering foundations of Winchester Cathedral between the years 1906-1912. The statue in the Cathedral emphasises the hands of the diver because it was due to his handling of the thousands of concrete blocks and bricks that the walls were finally made safe, and the collapse of the Cathedral avoided. He is remembered each year on the Festival of St. Swithuns on July 15.’

Pictured above: the Diver’s statue in Winchester Cathedral, picture by Kitty Keen. Happy Easter to all my readers.

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