Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 6th December, 2014)
St James' Church
Blossom on the tree already.
The church tower always reminds me of an Italian church.
Ah spring at last.
A part of Orrell that never changes much, excellent photo.
Must have been taken a while ago!
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!
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.
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
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.
Very deceiving, it does appear the leaves are beginning to show on the trees in the background.
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.
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.