West Nave Vaulting- SMC043
In the early 1970s it was noted that extensive repairs to the west nave of the cathedral were required. On the 18th of January 1972 an appeal was launched to raise £300,000 for the repairs.

The work that was carried out included the grouting of the pillars; steel girders were placed above the nave ceiling and in the clerestory passageways; some of the stone ribbing was rebuilt; and fibre glass shells were inserted in the interstices of the roof.

In 1974 a service was held to celebrate the saving of the cathedral and the raising of the first £100,000. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, patron of the Friends of St Magnus Cathedral, was present.

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