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.
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.
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.