Nave of St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London, England. The first church on this site was founded in 1080 as the London headquarters of the Archbishops of Canterbury. True cockneys are said to be born within the sound of its Bow bells. Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt this church after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was designed 1671-73 in Baroque style and completed 1680, by mason Thomas Cartwright. It was bombed in the Blitz in 1941 and restored 1956-64. Here we see the altar, stained glass windows by John Hayward and a gilt rood crucifixion suspended from the ceiling, by Otto Irsara of Oberamagau, gifted from the German people in 1964. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Nave of St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London, England. The first church on this site was founded in 1080 as the London headquarters of the Archbishops of Canterbury. True cockneys are said to be born within the sound of its Bow bells. Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt this church after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was designed 1671-73 in Baroque style and completed 1680, by mason Thomas Cartwright. It was bombed in the Blitz in 1941 and restored 1956-64....
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