Why does a church get a boost in "war indemnity" money?
Though it could be because the men are away and fail to add to the collection plate; though it is more an allocation of the funds from France. Given the cause (industrialisation is mentioned) the building programme would have been necessary in any event.
How did they get £ 65 million?
From 1815 to 2014 (it does not give to 2015) it is:
£ 3,645 million.
Interesting. - R