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Greenough Street, Wigan

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Independent Methodist Church, Greenough Street
Photo: Adrian Roxburgh
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Item #: 32279
Plate from Centenary history of Church.First chapel from 1830. The Victorian chapel in 1881.

Comment by: Cyril on 13th May 2020 at 19:18

What a superb architectural building it was. This photo of it after the bombing that's on the Album doesn't do it any justice at all.
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=28122&gallery=Greenough+Street%2C+Wigan&offset=20

Wigan had a lot of great looking buildings, and not many left.

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 14th May 2020 at 12:06

Hi Cyril, thanks for the link. It was the bombed photo that inspired me to dig out these old photos. My Grt Grandfather George Myers was the vice President of the Church and worked tirelessly after the bombing (along with many others), to rebuild it ! Also totally agree about the loss of too beautiful buildings in Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th May 2020 at 12:19

I seem to remember the more recent church set back from the pavement with railings around.

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 14th May 2020 at 13:23

Yes I think so. My memory is very dim. I only visited once as a teenager for my Aunt Jennys funeral in the 80s.

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