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The first stone is laid

14 December 2005

The most complex part of the restoration of St. George’s reaches its final stage as the first stone carving is fixed into position on the north-east corner of the Spire.

The stone – numbered ‘NEA1’ weighs 1.3 tons and is a Lions foreleg.
Over the next three months the remaining 72 stone sections will be assembled around the spire and once again the Lions and Unicorns of St. George’s will dominate the city skyline.