Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 28th August, 2013)
Saint Georges, Wigan
Photo: Ron Dawber (Canon PowerShot G9)
Nice pic, not a good idea to express how old it is cos the council may decide to raze it to the ground.
Looks well for it's age....nice pic Ron.....cheers!!!!
looks fairly new to me.
built in the days when big churches like this would be full on a Sunday
I dont know about it being the oldest but I think it it could be the coldest because I went to a wedding there wants and it was freezing.
Ron; Did you get permission to leave Haigh Country Park, lol. Wigan is certainly in bloom in the foreground.
Interesting to look at the following:-
Album, Places, Church Street, Wigan.
Wigan Streets, Church Street, Wigan (WN1)
Thomas Walsh`s 6th May 2912 P-a-D.
I see that the original church was built in 1781 (Georgian). Gutted by fire in 1980, restored in 1988. It has been given a Grade 11 listed building status by English Heritage.
Its a fine building & good photo.
Good photo, Ron.
The architecture is very similar to the 'The Alamo' in the USA.
Brings back memories this we used to go to this church on St.George's day from All Saints school.
1988 is not that old!
In keeping with the building Wigan council have erected an 18th century car park barrier.
The bell never sounded right, I was told it had a crack in it.
I got married there in 1981!
My parents got married there in 1960.
Nice picture - wasn't there a slaughter house to the right of the church some years ago?
Kenee...think you need to read that again...restored in 1988...that doesn't mean rebuilt from sctatch in 1988.
Fred, at first glance I thought the same thing...
Fred Mason, at first glance,there is a faint glimmer of similarity, but I wouldn't go so far as to say "very similar!
Sorry,my mistake,I should have said 1971,I came to South Africa in 1981.(She'll never forgive that one!)
The wifes great grandparents were married here in 1859.
Brings back memories, I have done quite a few weddings there in my day, thanks for the memories Ron, Nice shot. Well done Ron
My parents were married there in 1938. I have a photo of the inside before the fire.
First went to this place in 1929,,was in the choir, got married there about 1954,lots of family ties there,more memories .Didn't think about it until now ,must be getting old.
Ron I too was in St. Georges choir 1950's early 1960's, also the Boys Brigade, I played the Last Post from the upstairs gallery on Rememberance Sunday from the late 1950's early 1960's.