Following recommendations from Chapel Studios, it was decided to clean and restore the West Window in the summer of 2002. Apparently during the last war a protective film had been applied and had never been removed. Much of it had peeled off, and the remainder was black and grimy. After several weeks work and the removal of the scaffolding, the true splendour was revealed of this masterpiece by Henry Holiday RA (1839 - 1927), the great pre-Raphaelite stained glass artist.
Holiday was a friend and pupil of Edward Burne-Jones from whom he learned his craft. He was an artist of some distinction, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy from about 1858 and is probably best known for his painting Dante and Beatrice which is now in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. A man of many talents, his stained glass work includes the Brunel Memorial Window in Westminster Abbey, windows in Trinity College, Cambridge, windows in the Grace Cathedral in New York, and windows in Salisbury, Southwark and Brechin Cathedrals. He paid regular visits to the Lake District where in 1907 he built a country home - Betty Fold - at Hawkshead near Ambleside and many examples of his work can be found in churches in the surrounding area
The following dedication appears along the bottom of the window:- "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Basil Perrin Hicks Lieut. 8th Berkshire Regt who gave his life at Loos Sept 25 1915 aged 22."
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