Flax Beating Stone, Hartburn c2013

Photographs of the Flax Beating Stone in Hartburn Village, Stockton. The stone moved to its present position in front of All Saint’s Church to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. One of the plaques on the stone highlights the village’s links with the Washington family.

 

 

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  1. The North Eastern Daily Gazette of 30 April 1897, reported on a recent public meeting held to discuss what Hartburn would do to mark Queen Victoria’s jubilee. The decision was to move the large boulder (a glacial erratic) from the land of Mr C Brown, and erect it in front of the village school (now All Saint’s Church). The Queen’s Jubilee was also marked by planting trees along the main road through the village, and presenting children with commemorative medals.

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