Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 17th July, 2016)
St Thomas the Martyr
Thank you David; it's always good to see something that stays immutable over the years!
Looks like there something going on.
A beautiful old church -I take it that is the vicarage on the right.
Great photo. Whereabouts in Wigan is this?
It is in Upholland and is pre-reformation.It had an abbey at one time. Hence the term Abbey Lakes near there
JJ, I believe it's is Upholland.
Remember going in there around the mid 1960s with another lad doing some brass rubbings, churches allowed it then with open doors, but the thieving few, as always, spoiled it for the honest majority with having to pay for access to churches to do rubbings.
Mick, have you ever been told of the day your mother one day as a young child wandered from Wigan Lane, and was found in the yard of St Thomas playing with flowers, it was told that she had walked there, though it was thought to be a long way for a young child to have walked.
Blimey Veebs, it's the same church that Butch Cassidy's ' hole in the wall ' gang stole the silver candlesticks from a few months ago. Remember ?
Yes very intriguing! I see they are still raising funds outside the church walls. It was the buildings to the left which were demolished if I remember Oz.