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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012) Views: 2,846 
View from Churchyard at Parbold Hill
 View from Churchyard at Parbold Hill   by Margaret Wall  (Nikon D5100, F9, 1/40th sec)
A lovely view from the church-yard of Christ Church, Parbold Hill.

Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd May 2012 at 02:59
Another question for you Margaret and it`s not about Parbold Bottle !
Are you looking towards Hunters Hill which is north of Parbold Hill?
The grass around the graves appears to be not very long.
I well remember the Delph Tea Gardens in Parbold. There was a lake with large rowing boat and our gang used to stop there when cycling to Southport. There were cobblestones at the top of Parbold Hill then !


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 23rd May 2012 at 09:13
I love church graveyards. They are so full of interest and history. People think they are morbid places but they are absolutetly not. This has the added bonus of having a lovely view. Nice one Margaret.


Comment by Mick on 23rd May 2012 at 09:41
This graveyard is the final resting place of Big Amy Wigans first woman bobby.


Comment by Ron D on 23rd May 2012 at 11:18
Morbid. Strictly for the birds.


Comment by Alan H on 23rd May 2012 at 11:18
The view is looking towards Ashurst Beacon. My Aunt and Uncle are buried in thegraveyard.


Comment by Margaret Wall on 23rd May 2012 at 11:34
Ernest, this view is lookig towards Ashurst Beacon. It's the same view as my earlier photo on the 16th May from across the road. I imagine Hunters Hill is in the opposite direction but I'm not sure.
As graveyards go, this must be one of the most beautiful.
The photo was taken on the 3rd May at approx 7.45pm. The light was fading and the church bells were ringing, as the bell ringers had arrived for their practice session. It was so peaceful and tranquil and I wanted to try to capture some of the atmosphere.


Comment by tricia on 23rd May 2012 at 11:38
HOMESICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd May 2012 at 16:32
Thanks Margaret. Yes, Hunters Hill is in the opposite direction. There`s a small car park and you have a similar view towards the coast as that on the top of Parbold Hill.


Comment by Ellen on 23rd May 2012 at 17:40
Lovely pic,Margaret-and I agree with Tricia!

To Ernest; I too remember the Delph Tea Gardens.

To anyone else; are any Bonfires,etc. planned at Ashurst Beacon,(for the Queen's 60th)? If so, any pics would be much appreciated. My now middle-aged daughter holds memories of the beacon very dear. One of my uncles took a chisel and carved her name-Judy,(or Judith) on a corner of the building. This took place when she was nine or ten years old, but was never forgotten.


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