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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 17th July, 2015)

St Matthews


St Matthews
Highfield.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR-XR200VE)
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Comment by: Helen on 17th July 2015 at 08:28

Roads are littered with signs of every sort today...try counting some near where you live. About 10 in this photo alone.
Nice church steeple though !

Comment by: kath on 17th July 2015 at 08:42

memories of childhood walking there to school. Didn't there used to be a little rose garden where the signs are? I remember taking my dolls pram there. happy days

Comment by: Peterp on 17th July 2015 at 08:47

hard to believe that our "Banns" where posted here 40yrs ago this month

Comment by: A.W. on 17th July 2015 at 10:08

St Matthews is visible for miles around Wigan, I think it is a very attractive looking church, shame about the signs spoiling a pleasant view.

Comment by: mavis on 17th July 2015 at 10:36

both my mum and dad are in church yard there, it is kept lovely no vandalism or untidy pathways a credit to the church volunteers

Comment by: Mick on 17th July 2015 at 13:16

Ken Gee is in the churchyard

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th July 2015 at 13:32

Mick; when scrolling down to view this I thought it was Rectory Lane, Standish with St. Wilfrid`s Church.

Comment by: Spenian on 17th July 2015 at 14:19

Nice church and made of local sandstone.

Comment by: tricia on 17th July 2015 at 15:07

Lots of my relatives are buried at Highfield.
I was there in June putting flowers on my Grandparents' grave.

Comment by: Pat McCarthy on 17th July 2015 at 15:27

When we lived in Winstanley in the 1970s, there was a goldfish pond in the garden of the bungalow on the right - a source of excitement for my young sons when we walked past.

Comment by: Aubrey on 17th July 2015 at 16:37

It has all been said about the signs, a pity,they spoil a good view. I believe the bungalow was first owned by Reg Senior, ex Swinton rugby player and Wigan town centre window cleaner.

Comment by: Anne on 17th July 2015 at 19:01

Why this view? There are many more complimentary views.

Comment by: Mick on 17th July 2015 at 20:06

Anne it was the only one in front of the camera

Yes Ernest it does lok a bit like Rectory Lane and St. Wilfrids

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 17th July 2015 at 20:23

An interesting history of the area is here:-
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/stuff/foundedoncoal.pdf

On page 57 there is a an interesting photo taken from the same spot, more or less, as Mick's (there are no road signs.)

Comment by: fred foster on 17th July 2015 at 23:17

One of the signs reads "Foundary Lane" They must have thought that it sounded a bit more Upmarket than the real name of Foundry Lane

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 18th July 2015 at 22:33

My mate Phillip Taylor's dad is buried here. One of the nicest people to draw breath. He took me to St Ives in 1964ish and my wife and I have been revisiting for 50 years now. God bless you John Taylor

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