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Get an insight into how Magna Carta parchment was made at St Albans Cathedral
Visitors to St Albans Cathedral will get a rare insight into how the parchment for historic documents like the Magna Carta is made.
As part of the city's Magna Carta celebrations, Paul Wright from the UK's only parchment producer, William Cowley, will be at the Abbey demonstrating the ancient skills involved on Sunday, August 25.
A great many of the country's national historic and royal documents are written or printed on parchment, with the Magna Carta being one of the most famous in English history.
William Cowley has been producing hand-crafted, parchment and vellum since 1870, using time-honoured methods largely unchanged for centuries.
Mr Wright said: "This is indeed a rare opportunity as I am seldom able to invite visitors into the working area.
"Even less frequently do we venture out. I look forward to meeting you on the 25th if you can attend."
Free demonstrations take place at the Cathedral at 1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.00pm.
The Magna Carta Exhibition will close to the public on Thursday, August 29.
Due to a high influx additional late night openings are now available from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 21, Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29.
Tickets are available from the Cathedral Book Shop on the day or from www.allaboutstalbans.com
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