On Monday a group of our intrepid staff visited Winchester Cathedral and were conducted on the ‘tower tour’ by Paul Tanner – a friend of the practice – with his excellent structural and historical knowledge.

We learnt why Winchester possibly wasn’t bombed in WWII, the three methods of bell-ringing, experienced the often-heard sound of the 14 bells striking the hour (but at very close proximity!) and survived the non-Building Regs compliant spiral stairs to the roof to enjoy a splendid view of the city including a drone’s-eye view of some of our own schemes.

 

 

Once we’d safely descended to terra firma the tour was wrapped up with a whistle-stop visit of the more accessible areas focusing on the mixed architectural styles of the nave, transepts, chapels and choir.