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Wales synagogue’s missing stained glass windows turn up in chicken coop

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JTA — After the Cathedral Road Synagogue in Cardiff, Wales, closed in 1989 amid a steep decline in the local Jewish population, its stained-glass windows went missing.

Now, some of the once-majestic synagogue’s stained-glass panels have resurfaced — in a backyard chicken-coop renovation that a British garden supplies company just declared best budget shed of 2021.

Cuprinol runs an annual shed competition to promote its products, which include both prefabricated sheds and the supplies to build bespoke sheds. This year’s winner in the “budget” category was Les Rowe for his seven-sided “Tranquility Base,” featuring a wooden floor reclaimed from a local church and at least five stained glass panels, several of which say “In Memoriam.”

Rowe told local news media that, while he had gotten lots of materials from his friends and family, the panels were from a synagogue in Cardiff and he had purchased them on eBay “many years ago.” (He had not been able to use them before now, he said, because he had had to wait for........

© The Times of Israel

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