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New Cross for Neath cemetery

19 September 2012

The Cross of Sacrifice at Neath (Llantwit) cemetery in South Wales has been repaired, after it was badly damaged when vandals stole the bronze sword.

Commission staff had to hire a spider crane to lift a new top section of the cross into place.

The spider was required because access to the site is so restricted. The machine is small enough to get through a gate as narrow as a couple of feet, but robust enough to allow heavy weights to be hoisted.

The new section of the cross had to be treated to make them match the existing weathered section.

The stolen broze sword has been replaced with a glass reinforced plastic model -- to make it less attractive to thieves.   

 You can see an album of photographs of the work on the Cross of Sacrifice at Neath (Llantwit) Cemetery on our Facebook page