After a brief moment of panic for everybody, it becomes
clear that the excessive colour variation to the Ancaster Weatherbed slabs (see
the little triangle visible in the photo) is due to different moisture content
as a result of varied storage conditions
- some inside and some outside - over Christmas. The inlaid dark
Kilkenny circles look very crisp and the scale and colour of the slabs looks
great in the crossing - fit for the new
Sanctuary at the heart of the Cathedral.
With the Chancel Screen being reassembled finally the new
spaces begin to be apparent; the Sanctuary under the crossing, the Ambulatory
and the Chapel of Christ the King at the east end. Here the main east beam of
the screen is being slowly lifted into position by FWA’s joiners using a block
and tackle supported by the scaffolding towers
In the Ambulatory the red sandstone flooring is being laid
around the vault for Richard III. The floorbox positions are spot-on as intended in the sandstone slabs.