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Heritage crime

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Is heritage crime directed at churches becoming more common, more blatant – or are we just more aware of it? And how can we protect our churches? Are they safer locked or open? Ecclesiastical Insurance say they are almost always safer open, but remote and rarely-visited churches do feel very vulnerable.

These issues are very much in mind at the moment because another brass has gone missing. This little 16th-century brass chap

throapham brass

has gone missing from the fabulous medieval church of St. John’s Throapham, Yorkshire.And this

throapham brass gone

is what’s left.

If it wasn’t stolen to order, it may appear for sale – look out for it!


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