Parish Notes

Field of Remembrance.

Crosses in Blackhall St Andrew

Cross of Pte. Haswell

Cross of Pte. Fairhurst

Inside Ss John & Mary Church was a Field of Remembrance. There were three grave markers, 4 feet high and 1 foot 8 inches across the arms.

The first cross says simply

"Field of Remembrance"

The second reads:
21342 Pte. J. Haswell
8th D.L.I.
27th April 1918.

The third one reads:
15630 Pte. J. Fairhurst
4th R Fus.

The Crosses had been in the DLI Museum at Durham and then were moved to the DLI Collection

They have been moved October 2017 to the Methodist Church, Hesleden, on permanent display on the left of the wall facing the congregation.