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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 28th September, 2019)

St Thomas the Martyr

St Thomas the Martyr

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: XPat on 28th September 2019 at 00:42

If I'd have taken my bike into St Joseph's, Father Tobin would have had me doing Confession and Penance for a month. Luckily, a bike to us in them days, because we were so poor, was like a treasure at the end of a rainbow..

Comment by: Dostaf on 28th September 2019 at 00:58

Hope the photographer showed enough respect to remove his hat before parking the bike for a vanity shot.

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th September 2019 at 08:33

Mick, Had you by any chance cycled past The Colliers Arms at King's Moss just a few weeks ago - A previously unseen sight of such steed and rider on that particular way, we thought, on our return from Pimbo Garden Centre. Each time I see a 'leccy' bike, I ask myself 'Is that Byrney'. A nice photo of part of the church's interior.

Comment by: kath on 28th September 2019 at 08:42

Great photo. I have ancestors buried there but never manage to visit on my visits home.Is the chutch always open?

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2019 at 09:01

Wouldn't have dared take a bike in church as xpat says, even in the porch. I may have ancestors buried in the Churchyard but have never been there. It looks a beautiful church

Comment by: Mick on 28th September 2019 at 09:40

Philip G no that wasnt me, I had just come up bonk brew from Appley Bridge I then went down through Tontine and Orrell back home
The woman who I met in there who made me a cup of tea was saying that the back end of the church were the red rope is was going to be made into a little cafe

Comment by: . Ozy . on 28th September 2019 at 09:54

That may well have been me Philip . I'd ridden up Alma Hill and over Tower Hill then along Pimbo lane, pausing momentarily to investigate the contents of a skip in Kings Moss before tackling Shaley Brow then on past the Raptor to Cinkham Wood and over Moss Bank, returning home via Yik and Stubshie.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 28th September 2019 at 11:37

Local highwayman George Lyon is buried
in the churchyard.

Comment by: Philip G. on 28th September 2019 at 13:16

Many thanks for your informative reply. And what could we have done to the High Plains Shifter's pins after his, previously untried, epic ride last month, as they must surely have been waerchin; Chipped-in for a bottle of Elliman's Rub, Stewed a bunch of comfrey leaves, . . . although, . . . he does have a good set of pins.
Bradshaws Girl.
George Lyon was buried just to the left of the churches steps, if I'm not mistaken. And I read this morning that he and his chums had also robbed the town's Legs Of Man pub.

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