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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 15th January, 2018)

St Joseph’s College


St Joseph’s College
St Joseph’s College, Upholland, from Standish.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10iii)
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Comment by: Mick on 15th January 2018 at 05:04

You can see the new houses which have been built and the wall what used to go around Carmelite nuns convent

Comment by: A.W. on 15th January 2018 at 09:17

I just wonder how long it will be before houses are built all over that area, there are those who would have it that way.

Comment by: Irene roberts on 15th January 2018 at 09:54

I don’t recall the convent but my late friend Carmel was named after the Carmelite nuns there.

Comment by: A.W. on 15th January 2018 at 12:43

Irene, The convent closed about 4 years ago, think the nuns moved to Liverpool.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 15th January 2018 at 13:09

Not frequented this area . Irene there is no end to your talents go to the top of the class.

Comment by: Irene on 15th January 2018 at 13:27

Thankyou AW and Jim for comments.

Comment by: Pat McC on 15th January 2018 at 19:12

I lived in Roby Mill for a few years and attended one or two music workshops at the college. A beautiful building with so much history. I remember that you could go to the convent and order Mass cards for special occasions.
There was another convent down at the bottom of our lane in Ayrefield Road (at the side of the Star pub). That is no longer a convent either. A sign of the times.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 20th January 2018 at 02:54

I find it remarkable that you can SEE Upholland from Standish. It would rarely, if ever, have been possible when I lived in Wigan.

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