Sparrow Gravestone, Staithes

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This is one that’s intrigued me since my childhood, cemented to the wall of a house in Staithes.
Staithes Sparrow Stones

This covert was planted in memory of Spadger.
1st Baron Sparrow
The hero of a hundred fights
Died March 1901

‘Spadger’ is a slang term for a sparrow.
Another smaller stone carries the name ‘Fred’
Staithes Sparrow Stones

3 thoughts on “Sparrow Gravestone, Staithes

  1. These are both ( or possibly replica’s ) now cemented to the front garden wall of a house in hornsea , east yorkshire .

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