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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 4th May, 2012)

Rev David Long

Rev David Long
The Rev David Long has served St Mary's Ince in Makerfield for the past 16 years. David is pictured just before his retirement and his final service at St Marys 29th April 2012.

A keen local historian, and all-round good egg, David has been a significant contributor to Wiganworld over the years, and was responsible for a photographic exhibition that brought together many images recording the life of St Mary Ince for the last 100years. He will be sadly missed both in the parish and on here with his many images capturing life in our wonderful town.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: alan on 4th May 2012 at 00:08

He can still post on here after his retirement, can't he ?

Comment by: Ken R on 4th May 2012 at 00:28

Nice to put a face to a name, congrats on your retirement. No need to stop the input tho.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 4th May 2012 at 03:09

Excellent photo Andrew - is this the first portrait, Brian, on Photo-a-Day?
Rev David, no doubt you will have no problem in filling the many hours of your retirement. !!

Comment by: David Fairclough on 4th May 2012 at 04:14

A fine looking gent. I would have thought that now that David is retired he would have more time the spend taking photos for WiganWorld.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 4th May 2012 at 05:30

Rev. David, congratulations on your retirement, but I sincerely hope this does not mean you will no longer be contributing to Wigan World. I have always enjoyed your input and your photographs. We have met on a couple of occasions although you will not be aware of this, you have conducted the funeral rites for a couple of my family.

I wish you many happy years of your retirement

Comment by: Mick on 4th May 2012 at 06:54

Happy retirement Rev,

But why Andrew will he be sadly missed on Wiganworld whats stopping him from contributing in his retirement.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 4th May 2012 at 08:02

How do you get spluttered tea out of a keyboard? How embarrassing! You'd never have got me to pose for this, Andrew, if you'd told me you planned to post it here.
Thanks for the kind comments everyone else. It's only full-time ministry I'm retiring from. Posting here will continue, though perhaps more sporadically for a while as we adjust to the new life ahead of us.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 4th May 2012 at 08:13

Nice to see what you look like Rev.
Wishing you a long and happy retirement.....just keep the photos and comments coming.

Comment by: Henry7 on 4th May 2012 at 08:45

Enjoy your retirement Rev I'm sure you've earned it. Good to know you will still be posting on W.W.

Comment by: Helen on 4th May 2012 at 08:52

I'll go along with all the comments already posted.
All good wishes Rev Long !

Comment by: Harry C. on 4th May 2012 at 09:03

I wish you a happy retirement Rev.
but carry on with the pics, nice to see a face to a name. H.

Comment by: aitch on 4th May 2012 at 09:58

All the very best for your retirement Rev, although we have had our differences in the past, I do wish you well, keep the pics coming as well as your imput,

Comment by: Roy on 4th May 2012 at 10:45

Have a long, happy and healthy retirement Rev: David. I have been retired 22 years in August and you must have heard this before, 'I dont know how i found the time to work', on the whole it,s probably true! Congratulations.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 4th May 2012 at 10:48

I hope you have a long and happy retirement full of the things that make you happy.

Comment by: Al C. on 4th May 2012 at 11:02

Have a long and happy retirement Rev, please keep contributing to Wigan Album.

Comment by: Alan H on 4th May 2012 at 11:10

May I add my best wishes for a long and harry retirement to Rev. David. Will you still be living locally?Please keep up posting on the W.W. site Rev, your pictures and historical knowledge are the stars of the site.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 4th May 2012 at 11:11

All the Best,Rev.Long.You will find that there are still not enough hours in the day after retirement.

Comment by: Janet on 4th May 2012 at 12:37

What everyone else has said.. Best Wishes for a Long and Happy Retirement..God Bless....

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 4th May 2012 at 14:29

Have a happy and long retirement've earned it.x

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 4th May 2012 at 15:48

"You'd never have got me to pose for this, Andrew, if you'd told me you planned to post it here."

Stop being so modest - of course I told you; it just happened to be months ago at the walking day in Wigan!

Hope you like the photos!

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 4th May 2012 at 16:25

"You'd never have got me to pose for this, Andrew, if you'd told me you planned to post it here."

I did...although it was some months ago...on Wigan walking Day I think...!

Don't me modest - you have contributed to this site and a little 'thank you' is no bad thing - even if you don't like having you picture taken!

Hope you liked the rest of the images I poped through your letter box on cd.


Comment by: David Barker on 4th May 2012 at 16:47

Happy retirement Rev,David,always like to read your comments on WW. Excellent portrait photo Andrew

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 4th May 2012 at 18:53

Happy retirement,Reverend,I hope you have many happy years.Thank you for your welcome comments,,,pax nobiscum.

Comment by: Steve on 4th May 2012 at 19:57

I hope you have a happy retirement David and keep posting.

Comment by: Ellen on 4th May 2012 at 20:15

Ditto, ditto and ditto! Glad to hear that you will still be contributing to WW. Your pictures are great and your comments inspiring!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th May 2012 at 20:36

Many good wishes Sir !Enjoy your lazy days..

Comment by: Janice on 4th May 2012 at 23:11

I retired last year Rev.David - you can't beat it. Financially tight but the freedom is great.

Comment by: Terry on 7th May 2012 at 22:36

May I add my best wishes for your retirement, enjoy it. Many thanks for all your contributions to WW, keep 'em coming.

Comment by: Bill Hudson on 16th December 2017 at 21:36

Hope you are well David and enjoying retirement. Was the pic taken with a CANON?

Comment by: Keith Atkins MBE on 20th May 2020 at 14:51

Rev David,
Are you the same Rev David Long that had a church in Hood Manor, Warrington, some years ago, and kept community buses on the Burtonwood airbase?

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