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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 6th December, 2014)

St James' Church


St James' Church
Orrell

Photo: Neil Cain  (Panasonic DMC-TZ9)
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Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2014 at 07:18

Blossom on the tree already.

The church tower always reminds me of an Italian church.

Comment by: Ron D on 6th December 2014 at 08:51

Ah spring at last.

Comment by: A.W. on 6th December 2014 at 10:02

A part of Orrell that never changes much, excellent photo.

Comment by: Garry on 6th December 2014 at 10:12

Must have been taken a while ago!

Comment by: Giovanni on 6th December 2014 at 10:53

Going to school locally, must have walked past dozens of times and not noticed the tower. An unusual shape and style. You're right Mick very Italianesque!

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th December 2014 at 12:18

Garry, Neil is a friend of mine and I was with him when he took this photo and I can assure you it was last Tuesday. I can see that it looks like blossom on the tree but it is actually berries. Take a closer look.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th December 2014 at 13:25

Looks like a Rowan Tree and a bell shaped top to the bell tower.

There is a Japanese Cherry tree on the corner of Rose Street at Rose Bridge which has been blossoming for the last couple of weeks

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 6th December 2014 at 15:09

In this churchyard there is the grave
of John T. Alker who was
"Killed by Electricity". He died as a result of an accident at No 1 Pit at Park Collieries, Garswood. If you want to know more you need to buy a book titled LANCASHIRE - WHO LIES BENEATH. Brilliant read.

Comment by: Aubrey on 6th December 2014 at 17:09

Very deceiving, it does appear the leaves are beginning to show on the trees in the background.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 6th December 2014 at 22:17

Mick/Giovanni, some interesting info here http://taking-stock.org.uk/Home/Dioceses/Archdiocese-of-Liverpool/St-James-Orrell
including a picture of the architect's drawing for the tower/belfrey.

Comment by: Giovanni on 7th December 2014 at 01:45

Thanks Neil!

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 8th December 2014 at 00:28

It's a Rowan, or Mountain Ash tree and those are berries. The flowers are white and appear in May/June.

The Japanese cherry which Cyril mentions is a Winter Flowering Cherry, Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea, with very delicate pale pink flowers throughout the winter months.

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