Dan Cruikshank's visit to St Eths and meets Richard


Dan Cruikshank visited our in church in Hatfield yesterday with a TV crew making a documentary about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission which will be broadcast in November.  The Cecil family from Hatfield House had lost three sons in the Great War and they are commemorated in the beautiful window in the picture. Their mother, Lady Florence Cecil, led fierce opposition to the CWGC, who insisted that the bodies of fallen soldiers could not be repatriated for burial, but she was unsuccessful. It was a good way to spend a snowy afternoon, talking to Dan about this and showing him some of the other church treasures.