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On BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on 5 November Heather Newton, ACR accredited stone conservator, was interviewed on the work currently under way on the crumbling stonework of Canterbury Cathedral 

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion but centuries of weathering and modern pollution have taken their toll on the building and a massive conservation project is now under way. A walk around the Cathedral reveals that much of its stonemasonry is in a bad state. Leading the conservation work is stone conservator and mason, Heather Newton, and BBC reporter Anna McNamee went to meet her.

Heather provided a lively and frank account of the trials and the rewards of conserving so important a part of the UK's heritage.

Listen to this BBC broadcast item here

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