A long-standing weekly newspaper journalist has restored a tapestry which is now on display at a minster.
Margaret Watson, who worked at the Dewsbury Reporter for more than 50 years, rescued a tapestry created 150 years ago, which has now been put on show at Dewsbury Minster Church.
The tapestry was created by Sarah Ann Imeson in memory of nine of her children who died in infancy between 1855 and 1871.
Margaret started at the Dewsbury Reporter at the age of 17 and celebrated 50 years at the title in 2008, while she still writes nostalgia columns for the title.
The Dewsbury title reports that the tapestry was presented to the Minster Church by Margaret and unveiled by John Flowers, a descendant of the Imeson family, who had helped with research into the family.
The tapestry includes the names of the children of Sarah Ann and her husband Christopher , as well as where they were born and buried.
Margaret was given the tapestry by the sister-in-law of the couple’s grandson Alec and she restored it and carried out research into it, discovering that the children were born on the same road as she was.
At an unveiling ceremony, the Rev Canon Kevin Partington said the tapestry was a valuable piece of social history and the Minster was proud to accept it.