Celebrating peace through the restoration of a significant First World War memorial window.
The project is centred on St Pol de Leon church at Paul, which is a Grade I Listed church near Penzance, in Cornwall.
The church was founded by the Celtic Saint Paul Aurelian in the 5th century, with most of the current building reconstructed around 1600 after the considerable damage to the church made by the Spanish attack in 1595; in the north aisle can be found ‘scorched’ stone pillars dating from the 12th century which survived the Spanish raid. Some Norman traces have been found under the floor of the church.
The focus of this project is the very fine First World War memorial East Window erected in memory of William Torquil MacLeod Bolitho who fell in action at Chateau Hooge during the second battle of Ypres in May 1915.