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Photo: Rev David long
Item #: 32429
Matthew was a prize-winning amateur photographer, who went on to become a prize-winning window-dresser. I found reports of his awards, and of lectures he gave, in the Wigan Observer microfiches.
The image is from a glass slide which is one of a box rescued from the vestry as the church was being demolished by Bill Rimmer.
No, Bill Rimmer didn't demolish the church... poor phrasing on my part!
Reverend David. Rushton’s was on the corner of Henry Street, on the opposite corner was Mr Kersley’s toffee shop. Walters grocer’s was on the opposite side of the road from Henry Street, and less than 100 yards before reaching St Mary’s Church. The co-orporative shop was near the Railway Tavern, and Hope Street.
What a terribly sad picture. The poor pig never stood a chance. And what for? So miserable human beings can get their fatty meat. Meat is murder. This photo is murder. Remove it.
The pig has been scalded and is now being scraped to remove the hair. It would have been dispatched by means of poleaxing as was all beasts of this era. British Pork is of the finest quality and very healthy eating.
Probably not, Jarvo. And nor had the horse deemed past its best in the first episode of 'Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy' - Siberia. The poor thing was tethered by its neck and held beside an upright pole until it fell almost breathless to its knees, and before the axe fell. 'Andalucia' is probably the best of the three episodes - certainly the most elegant.
Really sad photo, poor animal, glad I don't eat meat.