CATHEDRAL'S OPEN DAY ATTRACTS OVER 5000 VISITORSIssued Monday 21st June 2010
Over 5000 people flocked to Salisbury Cathedral's open day last Saturday.
Mark Elcomb, Chapter Clerk, said “There was a real buzz and sense of excitement throughout the day. People entered the cathedral through the great West doors and saw the nave ahead of them, full of different activities and displays and the sound of the choirs singing. There was plenty for children to do, non-stop queues to see the usually ‘behind the scenes areas’ such as the vestry, muniments room, organ loft, library - and the works department where the masons, conservators and glaziers displayed their skills.
“Without doubt it was a great day and the sheer number of people who came through our doors proved that. It was marvellous to welcome overseas visitors from many different countries - who couldn’t believe their luck to find so much going on. But it was particularly lovely to welcome so many local Salisbury and Wiltshire residents who were intrigued by the opportunity to see our ‘backstage’ life. We hope they’ll come back to see us later in the summer or perhaps to see our Autumn sculpture exhibition.
The Cathedral also launched a photography competition which will run throughout the summer. View full details, prizes and entry information.
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