Mysterious Crosses Spotted In Shaftesbury Are An Ancient Symbol Of Hope

A series of handcrafted crosses placed around Shaftesbury town centre have become a talking point.

Annabel Turner found one attached to the Abbey gates, when she arrived at work yesterday. They are Brigid’s crosses.

Celtic cross. Photo by Amber Harrison.

Brigit Strawbridge Howard and Julie Wood talk about the ancient celebration that these woven crosses represent. Both women agree that the unknown local who has placed these crosses in trees around Park Walk is promoting a positive, seasonal message.