LAST week, we told of the Rise Carr Methodist Church in Westmoreland Street, Darlington, which was burned down in 1999. It contained two windows which were dedicated in November 1920 to the 86 Rise Carr men who had given their lives in the First World War.

One of the windows was specifically in memory of Private Christopher Chipchase of the 11th Durham Light Infantry, who lived at the Alexandra Hotel in Rise Carr until he was killed on the Somme in 1916.

We are delighted to say that the windows survived the fire and subsequent demolition of the church, and they are now in Bondgate Methodist Chapel, where photographer Peter Giroux found them looking absolutely splendid.

But 200-year-old Bondgate is closing now, so what will become of them?