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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 17th July, 2015) Views: 2,331 
St Matthews
 St Matthews   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR-XR200VE)
Highfield.

Comment by Helen on 17th July 2015 at 08:28
Roads are littered with signs of every sort today...try counting some near where you live. About 10 in this photo alone.
Nice church steeple though !


Comment by kath on 17th July 2015 at 08:42
memories of childhood walking there to school. Didn't there used to be a little rose garden where the signs are? I remember taking my dolls pram there. happy days


Comment by Peterp on 17th July 2015 at 08:47
hard to believe that our "Banns" where posted here 40yrs ago this month


Comment by A.W. on 17th July 2015 at 10:08
St Matthews is visible for miles around Wigan, I think it is a very attractive looking church, shame about the signs spoiling a pleasant view.


Comment by mavis on 17th July 2015 at 10:36
both my mum and dad are in church yard there, it is kept lovely no vandalism or untidy pathways a credit to the church volunteers


Comment by Mick on 17th July 2015 at 13:16
Ken Gee is in the churchyard


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 17th July 2015 at 13:32
Mick; when scrolling down to view this I thought it was Rectory Lane, Standish with St. Wilfrid`s Church.


Comment by Spenian on 17th July 2015 at 14:19
Nice church and made of local sandstone.


Comment by tricia on 17th July 2015 at 15:07
Lots of my relatives are buried at Highfield.
I was there in June putting flowers on my Grandparents' grave.


Comment by Pat McCarthy on 17th July 2015 at 15:27
When we lived in Winstanley in the 1970s, there was a goldfish pond in the garden of the bungalow on the right - a source of excitement for my young sons when we walked past.


Comment by Aubrey on 17th July 2015 at 16:37
It has all been said about the signs, a pity,they spoil a good view. I believe the bungalow was first owned by Reg Senior, ex Swinton rugby player and Wigan town centre window cleaner.


Comment by Anne on 17th July 2015 at 19:01
Why this view? There are many more complimentary views.


Comment by Mick on 17th July 2015 at 20:06
Anne it was the only one in front of the camera

Yes Ernest it does lok a bit like Rectory Lane and St. Wilfrids


Comment by Neil Rigby on 17th July 2015 at 20:23
An interesting history of the area is here:-
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/stuff/foundedoncoal.pdf

On page 57 there is a an interesting photo taken from the same spot, more or less, as Mick's (there are no road signs.)


Comment by fred foster on 17th July 2015 at 23:17
One of the signs reads "Foundary Lane" They must have thought that it sounded a bit more Upmarket than the real name of Foundry Lane


Comment by Derek Callaghan on 18th July 2015 at 22:33
My mate Phillip Taylor's dad is buried here. One of the nicest people to draw breath. He took me to St Ives in 1964ish and my wife and I have been revisiting for 50 years now. God bless you John Taylor


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