A FALLING tree smashed the gates and a stone plinth outside St
Peter's, Askham, in Carlisle diocese. The damage
had been caused by a diseased tree, a churchwarden, Rena White,
says. The whole gate was destroyed, together with its stone pillar,
and only the original hinges survived.
The churchyard has a public footpath running through it, and so
rangers from the Lake District National Park came to the rescue.
Ranger Scott Henderson said that it was unusual for his ...
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