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March 31, 2017: The spire with the cross of the Roseau Cathedral has been removed.

P1220471 As the roof renovation works on the Roseau Cathedral progress, the cross and the timber posts on the bell tower were removed to be replaced with new materials.

I have always wanted to know more about the cross on top of the steeple.  It was unclear from documents who installed it and how tall it is.

What we found was both fascinating and somewhat disappointing and I will tell you more about this cross in an article, which will be posted on   https://bernardlauw.wordpress.com

Below is my photograph of the cross. The detailing is fascinating.

Cathedral crucifix on steeple March 2017

remove Roseau Cathedral spire in progress March 2017

March 28,  2017 : the cross at the top of the Roseau Cathedral is removed

removal of Roseau Cathedral in progress 29 March 2017

March 29, 2017   the removal of timber posts continues

Roseau cathedral steeple removed March 31 2017

March 31, 2017 : the  bell tower without spire

March 2017 : progress at the Roseau Cathedral

The contractors ACE engineering Ltd started the roof covering works on January 4, 2017.

First they uncovered the main steeple .to investigate its condition.p1210574

Then they started the covering of the main roof.

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As you can see on the photograph, a good part of the main roof section has been covered.