Monday, March 19, 2012

The Crumbling Churches of Britain

[HT: Moriah]

Extreme weather warning: Britain's heritage buildings feel the heat – and cold
Experts fear they are fighting a losing battle as increasingly erratic conditions take their toll.

The curators responsible for preserving Britain's historic sites already have to cope with falling subsidies and the effect of the economic gloom on visitor numbers. Now they have another problem: our increasingly extreme and erratic weather.

Freezing temperatures, drought and torrential rain are all proving increasingly damaging to sites that, in some cases, are almost 1,000 years old.

Earlier this month, parts of the roof of St John the Baptist Church in Woodhurst, Cambridgeshire, collapsed, with masonry falling from the chancel, causing damage that will cost up to £40,000 to repair.

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Anonymous said...

Devorah, Shalom,
Heads up, I noticed that several blogs that are linked to your site are down, some say "closed" like the lemon lime and the other say "blog do not exsist".....I wonder who is doing this? I first noticed it last night after Shabbos, I was trying to go to some of them and thought it was weird that even norton classified some of them as "malicious" and now Tomer Devora had a meesage saying it no longer exists.....I don't know what's going on but wanted to let you know so that you can keep an eye...
Long time reader of your blog, Maya

Anonymous said...

We pray ALL the false gods come crashing down!!

Devorah said...

I think Lemon's blog often says Closed for Shabbat. As far as I know, the only blog that is having trouble with Norton is Israel Matzav. Not really sure what's going on with Blogger, but I personally haven't had any trouble clicking on anyone's site. If anyone else has, please let us know.