Photo-a-Day (Friday, 26th September, 2014)
St. Thomas The Martyr Church
I hate to see clocks not working are showing different time like this one is doing.
It might only be two minutes but its still wrong, just imagine if them whos in charge of Big Ben allowed this to happen.
Thanks again Neil! Feel like coming home!
The location is actually Church Street, near the junction with School Lane.
Was the flag being lowered, only just caught it. Classic picture of this church.
In my early teens I became interested in different churches & religions. For a time I would get the bus from Holland Moor to go to morning service at this church. I should add that I came from a mixed religion family, Baptists, Presbyterian, Chapel, C of E, Congregational and I think in my youth I tried quite a few more. I went to a Methodist School & Catholic Convent as well !!
Lovely old church, good photo Neil.
I can only assume Mick, that the fingers are loose on one of the four clocks. The clock will almost certainly be mechanically driven with gears,cogs and shafts. The mechanism is cynchronized to each clock face, So I doubt if anything should be wrong in there. I'm sure it will be sorted when the clocks go back an hour, on October 26.
Nice photo Neil.
Lovely photo. I have ancestors buried there
Mick; A stopped clock, watch etc. is displaying the correct time twice a day!
It takes a lot longer to alter digital clocks to show the correct time going backward an hour than forward an hour.
is this the Parish church? I feel confused.
A lovely, peaceful scene.
George Lyon highway man is buried in the churchyard , below the reason he wanted his body returned.
After his death Lyon's body was handed over to Simon Washington, landlord of The Old Dog Inn in Upholland, and a companion, for its return to Upholland for burial (the inn building still stands on Alma Hill in the village). Lyon had not wanted his body left at Lancaster as it would have been handed over to surgeons for dissection as was the normal procedure with the bodies of executed criminals. In a letter to his wife written on 14 April (with the aid of the prison chaplain, the Reverend Cowley), he implored her to arrange for his body to be returned home.
The clock might need a good service, did you look which face was wrong, Mick.
Lovely photo once again .Thanks Neil
I'm surprised you've not commented on it 'not being Wigan' Garry.
Another small minded person. This place has always be WIGAN!!
Maggie, it is the Parish Church
You can see a wider view, incorporating yesterday's P-a-D here:-
Thank you Neil, I thought it was, but not sure. This church had great significance for my Mother's family. They were Methodists & lived in Digmoor. Many of them are buried in the churchyard & I have memories of coming here on Sundays to put flowers on one of the graves. My grandparents' wedding is registered here.