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Keeps the rain off: more than 900 paying guests dined on beef and Scotch quail-eggs in York Minster on 8 June to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the York Minster Rose, and boost the York Minster Fund: tickets cost £150 a head. The nave was covered with 1500 square metres of turf, grown on re­cycled textiles. Among the diners were the Archbishop of York, Lord Halifax, and Lord Crathorne YORK MINISTER

Keeps the rain off: more than 900 paying guests dined on beef and Scotch quail-eggs in York Minster on 8 June to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the York Minster Rose, and boost the York Minster Fund: tickets cost £150 a head. The nave was covered with 1500 square metres of turf, grown on re­cycled textiles. Among the diners were the Archbishop of York, Lord Halifax, and Lord Crathorne YORK MINISTER

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