Weeping cross

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a cross erected on or by the highway, especially for the devotions of penitents; hence, to return by the weeping cross, to return from some undertaking in humiliation or penitence.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I pass the Weeping Cross traffic island on my way to work every morning and the floral displays are better than ever and a great credit to the town.
A Shrewsbury business is celebrating 10 years as sponsor of the town's prominent Weeping Cross traffic island.
He is listed as Allan Frederick Green on the online cenotaph database in New Zealand, and as Alan F Green on the war memorial at Weeping Cross, Stafford.
There is potential for further development subject to planning consent 27 WEEPING CROSS Guide price: pounds 550,000 Agent: Reeds Rains Tel: 01785 258888 Substantial detached cottage with sitting room and dining room, large living room and dining kitchen, ground floor shower room/wc and utility room, home office, large games room.
But even though I have been away so long and have been overseas for over 20 of those years, "home" to me is still Weeping Cross, Stafford, in the heart of England.
Potato merchants Scott and Newman Group, based at Weeping Cross, Shrewsbury, have decided to sell their extensive washing and packing lines to focus on their core business of selling bulk, bagged and seed potatoes.
The site is next to both the A34 Cannock Road and A513 Weeping Cross. The road safety improvements required by the conditions are a new signal controlled cycle and pedestrian crossing on Weeping Cross and upgrade of an existing puffin crossing on the A34 to a signal controlled cycle and pedestrian crossing.
Rifleman Allan Green from Weeping Cross, Stafford - barely four miles from where the Messines model was built - was one of six killed or wounded in the attack.
Also charged were John Caulfield, 39, of Barton Lodge Road, Hall Green; Ian Siviter, 35, of Regent Road, Tividale: Susan Coussens, 52 of Chestnut Close, Stourbridge; Simon Clifford Davies, 43, of Loxley Close, Redditch; Neil Hughes, 42, of Linthurst Newtown, Bromsgrove; Richard Ruddick, 42 and of no fixed abode; Gary Lowndes, 50, and Helga Lowndes, 45, both of Weeping Cross, Stafford; and John Beatty, 43, of Western Road, Sheffield.
Borough council leader Coun Judith Dalgarno (Con Weeping Cross) said: 'We put forward a very good case for the site staying open, including the huge effect this would have on the economy and community.
The site is next to the A34 Cannock Road and A513 Weeping Cross, and the improvements required are a new signal-controlled cycle and pedestrian crossing on Weeping Cross and upgrade of an existing puffin crossing on the A34.
The annual event, held at the Town Council's greenhouse at Weeping Cross, saw more than 185 gardening enthusiasts visit, all of whom were keen to see the expanse of plants, hanging baskets and containers before they are planted out next month.