The race against time - and the elements - to save a hidden art treasure

The growing campaign for a hidden mural in a closed-down church in Oldham

Behind the boarded-up windows of a derelict church in Oldham there lies a hidden treasure — and a timely reminder of Britain’s history of being a safe harbour for those fleeing persecution.

Conservationists are in a race against time to protect the stunning mural, before either the shuttered Holy Rosary Church is bulldozed and the site redeveloped, or th…

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