Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 24th April, 2014)
Three Cheers for Wigan!
"In its present form the gallery dates from the rebuilding of 1845. Of special note are the three chairs, originally intended for the use of the Mayor, the ex-Mayor and the senior Alderman, decorated with the Royal Arms and with the Arms of the Borough of Wigan and the Diocese of Chester, the carving of which was carried out by Mr Rattee of Cambridge. This is where the Corporation sits when the Mayor pays a state visit to church.. From time immemorial it has been the custom for the Mayor and Corporation to sit together on such occasions"
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Fuji X100)
Great photograph and very informative too.
We had and still do have some great craftsmen.
Wonderful photo, such detail.
Interesting stuff. It's a shame the church is kept locked which prevents the majority of well behaved Wiganers from having access to their history.
Interesting! Love your stuff Oy. :)
Kath, it isn't a museum and it's not kept locked! It's open every Wednesday, twice on Sunday, every Saturday during the summer months, and at many many times during the rest of the year! No-one is preventing well or misbehaved Wiganers (or anyone else for that matter) from having acces to their history. I'd be delighted to give you a personal tour - just ask!
Stunning bit of history Dave....great shot...cheers!!