Churches under fire

Churches under fire

Bulldozer V Holy Trinity Rugby

Holy Trinity Church, Rugby, under demolition
Image: The Rugby Advertiser

As city centres were bulldozed for redevelopment, fine Victorian churches were left isolated and vandalised, and dozens of remote country churches were declared redundant. Many were demolished, but 'Change & Decay', the V&A's 1977 campaigning exhibition, triggered the first grants for historic churches. SAVE's travelling version of the exhibition toured Britain for three years, followed in 1979 by 'The Fall of Zion', a powerful plea for northern chapels and meeting houses.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
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