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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 26th June, 2012)

St Wilfrids, Standish


St Wilfrids, Standish
The only Grade 1 listed building in the borough of Wigan.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ellen on 26th June 2012 at 00:01

Great picture, lovely sky Background!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th June 2012 at 00:10

Nice cumulus clouds Tom. There`s a photo of this church in Wikipedia with exactly the same sky!

Comment by: Mick on 26th June 2012 at 00:11

Cant see the church for the trees.

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 26th June 2012 at 07:36

whats the diff between grade 1 and 2?
and is this actually in 'the borough of Wigan'?

Comment by: john on 26th June 2012 at 08:16

Lovely church , got married there 21 years ago and it still looks the same .

Comment by: Roy on 26th June 2012 at 09:45

Come on Wayne where do think it is then? Mick you,re correct about the trees, you cant see the time in summer, they need cutting back. Grade 1 are buildings of exceptional national interest. Grade 2 are important buildings of more than special interest. Listed buildings include all buildings built before 1700 surviving in their original form.

Comment by: twitter on 26th June 2012 at 09:48

mick, if you look closely over the trees you can see the church.

Comment by: Mick on 26th June 2012 at 11:59

Twitter You cant see it in full and thats what you should be able to do.

Maybe the trees have been planted by the Roman Catholics to spite them.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th June 2012 at 13:39

Refer:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid
for history etc.
Refer:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_(given_name)
for people named Wilfred and Wilfrid.
I saw the BBC radio show `Have a Go`live in the Court cinema,Wigan, in the 1940`s with Wilfred Pickles and Violet Carson was on the piano - she played Ena Sharples in Coronation Street much later of course.

Comment by: Roy on 26th June 2012 at 14:24

Mick i presume you have heard of 'Spite Row' which consisted of a row of terraced houses built in front of the church, where the lawn is now. They were supposedly funded by an RC to hide the view of the church, they were demolished in the 1930s. Google 'Spite Row, Standish' to see them.

Comment by: Roy on 26th June 2012 at 14:30

Thomas, when was this photo taken? I,m sure it wasn,t in the last few days as there are no flowers in the circular bed at the moment and the tree foliage is much more dense now.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 26th June 2012 at 15:01

Roy ,the photograph was taken on the12th of May,thank you for your interest ,regards Tom

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 27th June 2012 at 21:01

John The church or the wife?
Sorry but it read funny !

Comment by: Roy on 27th June 2012 at 23:34

I thought the same Jean but i didn,t say it.

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