THEY left their figures, and turned to brushes and dusters.
Volunteers from Lloyds Bank, in Wakefield diocese,
volunteered to help remove centuries of grime from Halifax Minster
as part of the bank's volunteering scheme to help local
communities. It was their "Day to make a difference", and they set
to with enthusiasm for the formidable task of shifting some of the
ingrained dirt from the monuments, as well as polishing
The Vicar of the Minster, the Revd Hilary Barber, was delighted.
"Both the Minster and the bank play a critical role across the
town," she said, "and it's always a pleasure when we can work
together, strengthening our ties and making Halifax and Calderdale
the resilient place it has always been."