Following two years of studio conservation work, we're pleased to report that the three stained glass windows of the East Apse at St Alkmund's Church in Whitchurch, Shropshire, have been successfully reinstated. The project, which was featured on BBC Radio earlier in 2017, saw all three windows removed one after the other for very specialist conservation work at the Recclesia stained glass studio in Chester.
The original condition report revealed extensive problems with the stained glass, including inadequate support, numerous breaks and extensive very poor previous repair work which was causing significant problems. The studio drew up a comprehensive conservation strategy for treatment and remedial work to eliminate or ameliorate the issues and safeguard the glass for the future.
The stained glass is by William Warrington and was commissioned in 1862.