Cross of Sorrow (1920-2020) Appeal
Restoration works identified.
This is a public appeal to raise funds for the restoration of the 100 year old memorial in the churchyard which gives thanks to and memorialises the 6 men from the Village who gave their lives in the two World Wars.
Robert Farrow, the local stonemason, has identified that, in addition to the weathering and previous damage, the top two sections of the monument are loose and could fall.
The top section of the column can be re-attached with a stainless steel pin and epoxy resin. The top cross section is too badly worn away and will need to be replaced by new stone carved to match.
The monument will then be cleaned using a specialist Thermatech stone cleaning system, and repointed in lime mortar once cleaning is complete. The image right shows the proposed works.
Cross of Sorrow (1920-2020) Restoration Appeal (PDF, 569 Kb)
Leaflet outlining the Cross of Sorrow (1920-2020) Restoration Appeal
Public Benefactors who have donated to the restoration.
(in alphabetical order)
David & Monica Bagley
Stuart & Julie Becker
Mr & Mrs Bird and family
John Britten & Penny Hughes (in memory of Sgt Stanley Odell)
Gordon & Kathy Brooks
Steven, Steph, Emily & Jack Chadwick
Capt. Jonathan Dale
Ray & Rosemary Daniells (in memory of Pte Harry Morris)
Raymond Dyer & Janet McMillan
Horace & Doreen Eady
Scott & Ashley Fett
Allen & Lyn Freeman
John & Sharen Hegarty
Mark & Sue Hunter
Mr & Mrs A W Kemp
David Kightley & Janette Kightley-Green
Lorraine & Ray Knight
Steve & Caroline Knight of Chelston Rise
Samuel Mace & Vikki White
Mike & Lesley McCormack
Pieter & Patricia Mommersteeg
Carol & Barry Parsons
Gillian Rawlins (Eady)
Gyles & Sharron Smart
George & Rosina Kay Westcott
Melvyn & Rosemary Wooding
Arthur & Anita Wright
(updated 4 June 2020)