Going to meet Sam Turner who is a young stonemason at York Minster who has been helped by the HLF’s Changing Lives programme was a privilege. He was such a lovely young man..and so patient with us.
There was a moment, though, when I was sitting on a stone plinth near the end of the day while Hamish was filming some extra shots when I just turned my head to look at a column next to me. It was exquisite! And for a moment, I thought of the stonemasons of centuries gone by, chipping away at the beautiful Minster to make it a work of art and a fitting tribute for their faith and their superstitions. It took my breath away.