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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013) Views: 2,944 
St Joseph's
 St Joseph's   by Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
St Joseph's - Caroline Street, Wigan.

Comment by Ken R on 23rd October 2013 at 00:15
A good picture, but very sad. Trees growing from the upper tower, anyone want to hazard a guess when it will be "no more".


Comment by Geoff Charnock on 23rd October 2013 at 00:23
What a transformation, usually see a totally different view of the church when driving along Caroline Street, amazing how a bit of thought can completely change a view, first class.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd October 2013 at 06:55
From this photo, there`s not much untoward but take a look at video on :-
http://www.savewigan.co.uk/atrisk.php?id=23
Photo also gives false impression of it`s location - very crafty viewpoint, Dave! Is the store that was behind you Tile Mart Ltd.?
See photo`s in :-
Album, Wigan Streets, Caroline Street.
Album, Places, Caroline Street.


Comment by Dave Marsh on 23rd October 2013 at 08:37
An icon for all us old Wallgaters,Oy.We are all children once more making our way to school down Caroline Street.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 23rd October 2013 at 09:05
Ernest - I was stood on the car park of Go Outdoors (formerly B&Q).


Comment by Maureen on 23rd October 2013 at 09:42
My beloved childhood church where I and my Brother were baptised ..as was my Dad,my Grandparents were married there..so where my parents as well as my Brother..and where I went every morning to 7-45 mass,every evening benediction..and anybody looking up at the front of the church will notice the statue of St Joseph which is still white despite it being exposed to traffic fumes for years.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd October 2013 at 10:43
Thanks, Dave. Have you read my comment at 22:24 on your 21st Oct.2013 P-a-D?


Comment by A.W. on 23rd October 2013 at 12:09
The last service at this old church was about 20 years ago, it is sad to see it looking like this.


Comment by Barry Cusick on 23rd October 2013 at 12:14
Dave- Back in July 1988. My wife Bernie and i were Married in this Church and it is a shame that such a building is not now in use


Comment by Kev on 23rd October 2013 at 12:31
Ernest no-one whats to read your boring comments. It's about time this was demolished by the council instead of historic buildings! Good photo by the way.


Comment by Gareth on 23rd October 2013 at 12:47
It still has it's bell . The local church here ( that is in use ) had it's bell stolen .They found it for sale in Wales !


Comment by Mick on 23rd October 2013 at 16:11
Kev I like to read what Ernest as to say.


Comment by Janice on 23rd October 2013 at 17:04
Speak for yourself Kev! I like to read what Ernest has to say - at least it is informative and useful. I do not know this Church but appreciate a great photo and viewpoint. Nice one Oy.


Comment by Garry on 23rd October 2013 at 17:18
Yes I think it's about time it was pulled down, end of the day, there's no future for it and church congregation are less ans less each year...sadly.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 23rd October 2013 at 17:31
Ernest - yes I have - I've tried 3 times now and I can't make any sense of it. Maybe just ask me a question rather than lead me through a trail going back 3 years?


Comment by Lizzie down under on 23rd October 2013 at 19:38
Nice one Dave....Maureen.....a lovely story....cheers!!!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd October 2013 at 20:27
Sorry Dave. I wanted you to take an up-to-date photo of your 25th April 2010 P-a-D which would show the Piazza and Wigan Life Centre.


Comment by Art on 24th October 2013 at 01:29
Ernie, the sign says "Comments"(on the photo).
Not an epistle on how good you are at googling...There's a good lad.:O(

I for one, don't like to be directed anywhere by strange men..;o)


Comment by kevin myers on 24th October 2013 at 13:36
my parent got married at st josephs febuary 23rd 1963


Comment by David Barker on 24th October 2013 at 21:50
Some high winds this weekend hope the brickwork on the tower is sound.
Very nice photo Dave.


Comment by CJR on 15th April 2014 at 23:08
Boy!! What memories. Father Tobin haunts this church..


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