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Minster's apple window completed

High Sheriff of Nottingham Roger Merryweather with the window
The apple forms a significant part of Southwell's history

The final piece of a stained glass window celebrating the bicentenary of the Bramley apple has been put in place at Southwell Minster.

The apple forms a significant part of the town's history.

In 1809 a tree was planted in Southwell which produced the apple and, two centuries on, is still producing the fruit.

Keith Barley, who was involved in the design of the stained glass window, said it was a challenge to produce.

He said: "Trying to keep to ancient principles but then to incorporate something modern within it was quite a difficult feat really but hopefully everybody's happy with the finished results."

The window, designed by Helen Whittaker from Barley Studios, celebrates an apple responsible for producing 80,000 tons of fruit a year.

High Sheriff of Nottingham Roger Merryweather added: "It is not until you actually see the glass in situ that you can take in the beauty of the colouring and the design"

The window will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The window has been installed at Southall Minster

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