Altarpiece designed by Thomas Hardy is uncovered

An altarpiece designed by novelist Thomas Hardy was uncovered at All Saints Church in Windsor, after a successful campaign raised the funds to pay for the work.

It was rediscovered behind wooden panelling by choir members last year, having been hidden from view and forgotten about for nearly a century.

A total of £9000 was raised, with donations from the Thomas Hardy Society, Prince Philip Trust and Louis Baylis Trust joining contributions from the public.

The altarpiece will be seen by the congregation for the first time on Sunday, 12 March, and it is expected that a rededication will take place in the summer.