Refurbishing Saron’s Historic Gates

It is not surprising that, after some 160 years spent guarding the entrance to Saron Chapel and its graveyard, the historic cast iron gates were showing their age.

A sorry scene, even for cats, in 2009

A sorry scene, even for cats, in 2009

Following the rebuilding of the stone gate piers earlier this year Friends of Saron volunteers have turned their attention to the Saron gates which have been part of the historic fabric of the village for so long. The process of returning them to something near to their original condition has begun.

Sandblasting away 160 years worth of grime, paint and corrosion

Sandblasting away 160 years worth of grime, paint and corrosion

We hope to be able to refit the restored gates in the early part of 2014. Residents should keep their eyes open for the completion of another small but significant step towards the creation of a community asset which we can all be proud of.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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