Wednesday, March 4

The Old School Cross

"A large stone cross still marks the entrance" of the old school, Canon Billington reported in yesterday's post. His words, of course, were written in 1909, and things have changed a bit since then. The old school in Dalton Square is now gone, but the cross has survived. Above it is pictured in its original setting (the photograph dates from the early 19th century); below the image shows the cross as it is today - in the garden of Cathedral House. Very many people walk past it every day; probably very few realise its origins.