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Fire sale boosts Minster's funds

OLD lumps of masonry and timbers from York Minster have raised more than £44,000 in an auction to raise money for renovation. Hundreds of pieces of stonework and wood were sold last Friday. Most of the stones had been removed and replaced with new masonry during recent repairs, and fetched between £80 and £2000. The timbers were removed after the 1984 fire at the Minster.

Steep fall in insurance claims by churches

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