Wednesday Tours – 9 September

9th Sep 2020 - 9th Sep 2020 Event Type: Tour

10.30am     Green Men

The term “Green Men” was only brought into use in 1939, but their existence goes back many years and actually predates Christianity. They are a carver’s device, rarely found in glass or in illuminated manuscripts and they were particularly popular in the 14th century. There are over 70 examples in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot, and on the tour we shall look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.

1.30pm       Dynamic Deans
Winchester Cathedral Deans – innovators, game changers, courageous, financial wizards, inspirational, driven: Dynamic Men. Unsung heroes throughout the ages.

The tour focuses on some whose works and state-of-the-art changes had a major impact on our cathedral, and on their relations with Winchester people; not always smooth!

Tours are free upon admission to the Cathedral but tickets must be booked through the Box Office. Available soon.