Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 17th February, 2007)
Church on Caroline Street
Photo: Dave (Nikon D200 : Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 DX)
theres a bit on st judes web site
St Joseph's R.C. Church.
I lived just around the corner from St Josephs Church from when I was born in 1948 until I reached the age of 13 in 1961 when my father took the family to live in Horwich. I also went to St Josephs scool which used to stand in Hodson Streetjust at the side of the Wigan Pier car park.
In the 1950s, this parish had 4 preists and 6 masses every Sunday along with at least 4 masses every weekday. The church was always packed and quite often it was standing room only at some of the masses on Sunday. Many will remember Fr Cronin who was a curate and then parish preist for many years. Other Parish Preists that I rember Father Shea and Father Tobin.
The demise of St Josephs occured when Wigan Council demolised all the terraced housing stock in the wallgate area and moved people out to the Marsh Green and Worsley Mesnes council estates. I believe that the church is a listed building and that is why it has not been demolished