Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 18th January, 2015)
This is home for my Mam and my niece, goodnight.
I got married at haigh church and we had the reception at The Balcarres Arms in 1968. Are you an Aspull lad Ken. Thanks for the photo.
I like the way the light has caught the lychgate. The gravestone with the date 31st April always makes me smile.
Nice photo ken of the church graveyard and the balcarries pub Aspull is a beautiful place to live i used to live here many years ago i wished that i lived here again.
Good shot Mick. Where is the grave bearing that date Neil? What's stopping you coming back Julie? The Balcarres, isn't the best pub in Wigan and district at the moment, not for me anyway, the toilets are well patronised by wedding, funeral and christening attenders though.
Some of you are mistaking me for the photo-a-day. Mick has the rights. I have just made a comment. Kath, yes I am an Aspull Lad, born 1933 came to Canada 1969, my Sister Edna and my brother Alan still live there.
That's a great photo Mick. Top quality well done.
My son brought me here to The Balcarres when he got his first car, at 17. It looked like Rafferty's Motor Car, you know the song: "Two of the wheels are triangular and the third one's off a pram"......you get the picture? But it was a Rolls Royce to our Jamie and he was so proud ordering us a chip barm, and we had to sit by the window in view of Rafferty's Motor Car in case anyone was daft enough to pinch it. A treasured memory!
Roy, enter the Churchyard by the gate opposite the School. Go down the main path passing the end of the Church. The Gravestone is a few yards past the Church, left of the path and it faces towards Haigh Road.Name of Jeremiah Parr.
I can never remember date;s
Best switch to figs in that case Mr Parr.