Yorkminster Fire 175th Anniversary Thimble

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On 20 May 1840, following an arson attack in 1829, the Minster was damaged further by fire, this time accidentally, when a candle was left burning in the tower. The cathedral slumped deeply into debt, and in the 1850s services were suspended. Finances were found and the Minster was reopened in 1844 after the restoration of the Nave and the installation of new bells, including The Great Peter Bell, the third heaviest bell in Britain at 10 and three quarter tons. It was installed and rung for the first time in 1845.

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On 20 May 1840, following an arson attack in 1829, the Minster was damaged further by fire, this time accidentally, when a candle was left burning in the tower. The cathedral slumped deeply into debt, and in the 1850s services were suspended. Finances were found and the Minster was reopened in 1844 after the restoration of the Nave and the installation of new bells, including The Great Peter Bell, the third heaviest bell in Britain at 10 and three quarter tons. It was installed and rung for the first time in 1845.