Description"The obelisk in the foreground marks the family grave of railway pioneer, Robert Hawthorn (1796-1867) LinkExternal link The locomotive works of R and W Hawthorn were at St.Peter's in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1886 and later became Hawthorn and Leslie. The locomotive business was eventually taken over by Robert Stephenson's company in 1937 LinkExternal link A devastating fire in the church in March 2006 damaged six bells, many stained glass windows and wrecked half the roof. Medieval grave slabs dated to the 12th or 13th Century were discovered during restoration work built into the parapet of the church tower." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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