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Village campaigner dies after cancer fight

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Friday 5th September 2014
Sadie Ellis Cushing
A grandmother who campaigned to save an ancient Monk Bretton monument has died after "a dignified and brave" fight with pancreatic cancer.

Sadie Ellis Cushing, 75, of High Street, Monk Bretton, campaigned to save the butter cross, the Monk Bretton preaching stone, which was damaged by heavy vehicles 'clipping' it as they manouevred past.

By 2011, not only had the cross received considerable funding but through Mrs Cushing's lobbying the council widened the road and created a traffic island to protect it.

The funeral is at 2pm on Monday September 15 at St Paul's church, Monk Bretton, and afterwards at 3pm at Ardsley Crematorium.

** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated September 5. **
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Posted by Observer I Sat 6th Sep 2014 at 1:41pm

A well foight case. We need more of her. R.i.p.

Posted by Observer I Sat 6th Sep 2014 at 1:43pm

A well fought case. Well done to the lady for that we need more people like her. R.i.p

Posted by Angie Guy. I Sat 6th Sep 2014 at 2:19pm

God bless the lovely lady Rest in peace Sadie gone but never forgotten Sympathy and condolences to your family xxx

Posted by Rhiannan I Sat 6th Sep 2014 at 4:31pm

Heart goes out to the family and friends of Mrs Cushing. You were a loyal customer of my Nannan's and a very good friend. R.I.P.