Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winchester Church

Today we went to the Winchester Cathedral.

Fun fact. Did you know that Winchester was a capital of England when the Romans were around ?

The church is in a cross design and has a really weird story. Back when it was built they had to build it on rafts because it was in the middle of marshy ground. It began to sink in the early 1900s. That was 700 years after it was built.

They got a deep sea diver to save it. They had to dig ditches all the way round and the ditches filled with black water. The diver had to pull out the peaty mess under the church and replacae iwht concret bags and bricks. This was all done in pitch black. It took him 6 years to complete it. It was done by hand and only by him.

Here are some photos I got. This is his helmet.

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