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Photo: Before the desecration

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02 April 2012

Before the desecration: the altar at St Hilary Parish Church, Cornwall, decorated for Easter, before 1932, when Kensitites removed ornaments that had been declared illegal by a consistory court, and “systematically wrecked the interior . . . in the most brutal fashion”. From Tumult and Joy: A short history of St Hilary by Christopher Tyne (£3 plus £1 p&p from him at 87 Temple Avenue, Temple Newam, Leeds LS15 0JS)

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