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23 September 2016


A section of a stained-glass window hidden from the Blitz during the Second World War has been found again. The glass, which features the patron saint of Exeter, St Sidwella, was originally part of St Sidwell’s, in the city centre. But, when the building was razed by German bombs in 1942, the window was rescued from the rubble and stored for safekeeping at another church in Exeter, St Matthew’s, Newtown. The glass panels lay forgotten for 74 years, at the bottom of the bell tower, until they were accidentally rediscovered this year. The window is on display at a community centre, named after St Sidwell, in St Matthew’s parish

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