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1935; as you can see is the date of this cutting believed to be from the Northern Echo and the end of an era for the church. Malcolm Moore tells us: ”Just behind the church was a gravestone with a skull and cross-bones on it.  As kids we were convinced it was the local pirate.” Jackie Rushton queries: “I recently paid a visit to Brotton on my ancestry trail, I was disappointed to find few old headstones in the churchyard. I can see in this photograph there are headstones. What happened to them does anyone know?”
Image courtesy of John Hannah and many thanks to Malcolm Moore and Jackie Rushton for the updates.

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