wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 3rd January, 2016) Views: 2,415 
St Thomas
 St Thomas   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Ashton.

Comment by Ken R on 3rd January 2016 at 01:10
Looks like there has been very heavy frost or subsidence from mining to push these stones around. It's a shame because cemeteries can be very nice.


Comment by alan on 3rd January 2016 at 02:59
What a dreadful mess. A cemetery that is not maintained at all. It is an insult to the memories of those who have been buried there.

It is high time that whole body burials were discontinued. Cremation is the only sensible way to go. As far as I am concerned you can just send my ashes to the local dump.


Comment by Derek Platt on 3rd January 2016 at 03:02
These must be very old graves showing the results of mining subsidence. Or you have bloody big moles.


Comment by Linda massa on 3rd January 2016 at 06:44
That looks so sad and unloved.


Comment by Dougie on 3rd January 2016 at 08:26
Mick been there seen it, but it takes a photo like this to show it off, good everyday photo that people would never see,


Comment by Garry on 3rd January 2016 at 09:41
They look very old and unkept, not a lot of room to walk round. With respect to all, I've always said cremation is much better in my opinion. Some of these have not been attended to for a very long time.


Comment by DenS on 3rd January 2016 at 10:10
Are those gravestones out of plunter, or have I over indulged over the festive season?


Comment by Tony H on 3rd January 2016 at 10:45
Den S , Plunter , thats a word i have never heard of , what does it mean , can you please keep things simple .


Comment by Pw on 3rd January 2016 at 11:17
Always thought it was out of flunter.It does not look a safe place to visit


Comment by irene roberts on 3rd January 2016 at 11:47
Out of flunter, Den, and yes they certainly are.


Comment by Eddie. on 3rd January 2016 at 12:06
You may all feel free to arrange to have your respective ashes delivered to my house. I'll keep them in a bucket by the door. They'll come in very handy if we get a spell of frosty weather.


Comment by Neil Cain on 3rd January 2016 at 12:51
I very nearly broke my ankle in there, it is so uphill and down dale with the subsidence.


Comment by DenS on 3rd January 2016 at 13:05
It's always been "Plunter" to me meaning "out of true" or "At an angle to the vertical or horizontal"
Flunter or Plunter it's a very useful word, for instance, if you partake of an excess of intoxicating liquor it could send your vision out of Plunter/Flunter and in extreme cases it could effect your legs the same way.
Over indulgence in Turkey leftovers can also put your digestive system out of Plunter/Flunter as well.


Comment by Garry on 3rd January 2016 at 13:18
Alan I always said you were rubbish...only kidding pal.
But yeh, I totally agree with you, Cremation is the way forward. More room, cleaner and neater. That's my opinion.


Comment by Alex on 3rd January 2016 at 13:26
That's got to be a health and safety issue. If you end up falling on one of these stones and hit your head, you could end up joining them.


Comment by Mick on 3rd January 2016 at 14:31
St Johns in Pemberton is one of the worse kept graveyards in Wigan.

Up here in Shevy the forwards thinking vicar of St Annes told everybody that he was planning to remove all the marble edgings around every graves.
There was some protesting but they still all got removed and now the graveyard look so much better and the grass cutter can get everywhere.


Comment by PeterP on 3rd January 2016 at 17:10
Never heard of the words "plunter or flunter" cannot find either word in the Oxford Concise Dictionary. Anything out of line or balance is "Out of Kilter"


Comment by Dougie on 3rd January 2016 at 19:20
Most look out of plumb to me PeterP lol


Comment by DenS on 3rd January 2016 at 19:58
PeterP, if you Google the word"Flunter" you should get at least three meanings for the word. One is "to be in a hurry". The second one is "to be sick or ill". the third one is best not described here.
Flunter/Plunter is really a made up word commonly used in Lancashire.


Comment by irene roberts on 3rd January 2016 at 20:15
It's just a local expression, Peter.


Comment by Jimmy, on 3rd January 2016 at 23:18
Mick,agree about making it better for the Grass Cutter,but did the Vicer know the price of those 3 Marble Edging's.5 Year's ago the 3 Marble Edging's on our Son's Grave cost me and my Wife £900 plus £2000 for his Headstone.,and it is not a 6ft Grave as he was Cremated .You pay for the 6ft but get 4ft.


Comment by Robin Leigh on 4th January 2016 at 16:17
Old cemeteries are a useful record of a time when record keeping was iffy. In the last two generations, things have changed; people move around a lot, records and memories are digitized and land is a more precious resource. We can remember our families and friends without burdening our descendants with granite blocks and acreage taken out of effective use.


Comment by B.R. on 4th January 2016 at 20:17
To Bequeethe to medical Science /Reseach , the best way to go , how wonderful if they could find a cure for Cancer , or any other life threatening desease , what a way to go , and its free as well


Comment by Sam,h on 5th January 2016 at 11:09
More than likely subsidence caused from old coal mines from gold borne ,and old boston in haydock ,surprised it hasn't done harm to the houses you can see in the picture.they look solid enough.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.196.201.241) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.