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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th July, 2016)

St Thomas the Martyr

St Thomas the Martyr
St Thomas the Martyr Parish Church's Medieval Fayre.

Photo: David  (Olympus Stylus 1s.)
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Comment by: Ellen on 17th July 2016 at 02:07

Thank you David; it's always good to see something that stays immutable over the years!

Comment by: Mick on 17th July 2016 at 04:43

Looks like there something going on.

Comment by: Vb on 17th July 2016 at 09:03

A beautiful old church -I take it that is the vicarage on the right.

Comment by: jj on 17th July 2016 at 09:24

Great photo. Whereabouts in Wigan is this?

Comment by: fred foster on 17th July 2016 at 12:52

It is in Upholland and is pre-reformation.It had an abbey at one time. Hence the term Abbey Lakes near there

Comment by: alan winstanley on 17th July 2016 at 12:55

JJ, I believe it's is Upholland.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th July 2016 at 13:25

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.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 17th July 2016 at 16:49

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 ?

Comment by: Vb on 17th July 2016 at 18:09

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.

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