First the lead, now the stone steps — Yorkshire church assailed by thieves
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 @ 00:00
THIEVES have stolen a historic set of stone steps, which lead to St Mary’s, Woodkirk, near Leeds, in the diocese of Wakefield.
Nine of the steps, made of Yorkshire stone, were taken from the set of 27 stairs, which are known locally as the ABC steps, because children used to learn the alphabet while climbing them.
The Vicar of St Mary’s, the Revd Amanda Barraclough, said that the church had suffered a spate of thefts in the past few years. On this ...
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