Manchester was victim to sever bombing damage during WW2, resulting in the required reconstruction of the eastern chapel at the cathedral. Work began in the 1950s under the control of Manchester architect, Hubert Worthington, who also designed the bronze gilt Madonna and child that sits in a niche on the eastern wall. Dressed in a typical Lancashire mill worker’s shawl that reminds us of Manchester’s major part in textile industry in Britain, she has become known as the Lancashire Madonna.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 16 January 2018