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Royal Garrison Church

The Royal Garrison Church in Portsmouth was bombed in 1941 and since the 1960s the ruins of the nave and aisles have been divided
from the undamaged chancel by a concrete wall. Now its owners, English Heritage, have installed a glazed screen in the chancel arch to re-unite the two halves of the building. Samantha Stones, from English Heritage, said: ‘Replacing the screen has been a huge technical
engineering effort. We needed something that was robust enough in the exposed environment, but also had minimal impact on the medieval masonry. We’re so excited to unveil our new design, which has dramatically improved the visitor experience and allows us to
better tell the stories behind this exceptional building.’

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