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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 9th March, 2013)

CofE Chapel in Ince Cemetery


CofE Chapel in Ince Cemetery
The C of E Chapel in Ince Cemetery, taken from a room on the top floor of the Coaching Inn. The WW1 Cenotaph is on the right, with the memorial to the 1871 Moss Pit disaster to its left. The area where many of the victims of the disaster lie in unmarked graves lies between. Hundreds of other poor people lie in the open space beyond the cenotaph. The fence left of centre borders the West Coast Main Line, with Mount View and Westwood Lane beyond.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony A65)
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Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 9th March 2013 at 00:09

Nice photo, Some of my partners relatives are laid to rest there.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 9th March 2013 at 00:10

What a lovely picture of this sacred site......I have relatives buried in Ince cemetery ......thank you Rev. David.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ken R on 9th March 2013 at 00:19

Interesting, the Moss Pit Disaster, is this related to Moss Pit Row in Aspull?

Comment by: Den s on 9th March 2013 at 00:32

There are no bad people in a Cemetery, everyone was 'Dearly Beloved' and 'Sadly Missed'.

Comment by: Mick on 9th March 2013 at 07:32

I wouldnt like to be staying B&B there.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 9th March 2013 at 09:20

Most graveyards are a little spooky at night Mick.......cheers!!!

Comment by: john on 9th March 2013 at 10:22

another DEAD ? good photo

Comment by: Ron D on 9th March 2013 at 14:35

Very life like?

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 9th March 2013 at 17:25

Ken R, Moss Pit Row in Aspull is early 19th centuty.

Info on the Moss Pit Disaster can be found at http://www.jnadin1.50megs.com/custom3.html

The high point on the horizon above the chapel is Billinge Hill.

Comment by: kathpressey on 9th March 2013 at 17:41

i love this place.my parents are here. last Nov I stayed at the Coaching in and enjoyed early morning walks around the cemetry.

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