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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 6th December, 2014) Views: 3,092 
St James' Church
 St James' Church   by Neil Cain  (Panasonic DMC-TZ9)
Orrell

Comment by Mick on 6th December 2014 at 07:18
Blossom on the tree already.

The church tower always reminds me of an Italian church.


Comment by Ron D on 6th December 2014 at 08:51
Ah spring at last.


Comment by A.W. on 6th December 2014 at 10:02
A part of Orrell that never changes much, excellent photo.


Comment by Garry on 6th December 2014 at 10:12
Must have been taken a while ago!


Comment by Giovanni on 6th December 2014 at 10:53
Going to school locally, must have walked past dozens of times and not noticed the tower. An unusual shape and style. You're right Mick very Italianesque!


Comment by irene roberts on 6th December 2014 at 12:18
Garry, Neil is a friend of mine and I was with him when he took this photo and I can assure you it was last Tuesday. I can see that it looks like blossom on the tree but it is actually berries. Take a closer look.


Comment by Cyril on 6th December 2014 at 13:25
Looks like a Rowan Tree and a bell shaped top to the bell tower.

There is a Japanese Cherry tree on the corner of Rose Street at Rose Bridge which has been blossoming for the last couple of weeks


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 6th December 2014 at 15:09
In this churchyard there is the grave
of John T. Alker who was
"Killed by Electricity". He died as a result of an accident at No 1 Pit at Park Collieries, Garswood. If you want to know more you need to buy a book titled LANCASHIRE - WHO LIES BENEATH. Brilliant read.


Comment by Aubrey on 6th December 2014 at 17:09
Very deceiving, it does appear the leaves are beginning to show on the trees in the background.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 6th December 2014 at 22:17
Mick/Giovanni, some interesting info here http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Archdiocese-of-Liverpool/St-James-Orrell
including a picture of the architect's drawing for the tower/belfrey.


Comment by Giovanni on 7th December 2014 at 01:45
Thanks Neil!


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 8th December 2014 at 00:28
It's a Rowan, or Mountain Ash tree and those are berries. The flowers are white and appear in May/June.

The Japanese cherry which Cyril mentions is a Winter Flowering Cherry, Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea, with very delicate pale pink flowers throughout the winter months.


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