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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 6th December, 2016)

St Matthew's


St Matthew's
St Matthew's Church, Highfield.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Blob on 6th December 2016 at 00:21

Mick, sorry lad, if someone else had taken this photo you would have been saying, ''It would have been ok without the lamp posts and the road signs, and it's too dark '' This one is not for me, there's no detail, and you would have been right in what you would have said.

Comment by: Ellen on 6th December 2016 at 01:52

Nice moody shot, almost monochrome, but not quite! I look at this and think of November in Leeds as I remember it, with a fog coming up!

Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2016 at 07:56

Blob no need to say sorry for having an opinion.
This photo is not one of them showy offy photos of the day its just a quick snap taken with one leg still across my crossbar of what Billinge road and St Matthew church looked like on a miserably day in November.
Did you know that the great Wigan rugby legend is buried in St Matts.

Comment by: Blob on 6th December 2016 at 09:52

Mick, there are only two of them and one is still alive, so i'm guessing at Jim Sullivan.

Comment by: AB on 6th December 2016 at 10:07

Blob I seem to remember Jim Sullivan's ashes scattered on Central Park ???

Comment by: Mick on 6th December 2016 at 11:46

Its Ken Gee.

Comment by: Blob on 6th December 2016 at 13:22

Ta for that Mick, yes he wasn't a bad 'un. He lived near St Matts didn't he, was it The Railway Hotel he had in his later years ?

Comment by: lectriclegs on 6th December 2016 at 14:10

What an awful picture, just shows what happens when you moan. If anyone else had posted this you would have slagged them off.

Comment by: Andrew on 6th December 2016 at 21:29

interesting comments again today.

I was stopped recently by a lass I don't ordinarily get the opportunity to speak to one week to the next.

She asked me why I don't contribute to Photo-A-Day these days.

i said do you read some of the comments? It's not worth the hassle.

that's a shame, she said. most people like to see a variety of photos of Wigan and life in Wigan: if less folk are contributing such an important social record and avoiding the aggravation then we all lose out, she said.

She also said I wasn't the first she'd spoken to who had expressed similar thoughts!

Nice to see the tower and spire of St Mathews - designed by the Lancaster architects Paley & Austin who also designed other superb buildings in and around Wigan, including the Parish Church, Ince Parish Church, and what was the 'old' church at Lower Ince.

Comment by: Anne on 6th December 2016 at 21:44

Ohhh,Andrew! Andrew! I was married at that 'old' church.

Comment by: Andrew on 6th December 2016 at 22:57

'Old' as in previous rather than chronological! I went to school services to the old church - only joined the choir a couple of years after it moved into the 'new' church.

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