Video gives views of cathedral unseen for 120 years

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Video gives views of cathedral unseen for 120 years

A breath-taking new video giving views both inside and outside of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich not seen for 120 years has been released by its creator Brian Lafferty of Eastern Counties Drones.

Videographer Brian flew one of his drones high above the 120-year-old cathedral giving rarely-before seen views and then went inside to record stunning new footage.

Brian said: “The Cathedral is such a wonderful building both inside and out. I was asked to do some minor roof work for the Cathedral by the architect Suzi Pendlebury during the re-roofing of the Cathedral, this came after the drone work I had done for our own roof project at St Mary’s Church, Great Yarmouth. The drone work helped to obtain two grants to re-roof the church.

“When doing the roof project, permission without restriction was granted to fly inside the Cathedral to inspect some windows.

“It was such a remarkable experience to get views that were last seen 120 years ago by the builders, I am so grateful to have contributed to the history of the Cathedral and look forward to more projects.” 

Cathedral Director of Music, Daniel Justin, said: “It was great to welcome Brian and his drone to the cathedral to collect some very valuable footage of our wonderful building. This, along with the footage taken as part of our online tower tour video, offers people a great opportunity to see parts of the building which none of us would ever be able to witness otherwise! We hope to work with Brian again in the future, as we continue to expand our digital presence.”

You can view the video below or on this link