Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st May, 2020)

St David’s Church


St David’s Church
Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony Cybershot)
Views: 1,607

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 21st May 2020 at 06:57

Thanks Dennis, I can just about see my grandparents gravestone, my auntie and uncle's also. NO longer living in Aspull I don't get to visit here very often so the picture is somewhat special for me. Thanks again Dennis keep them coming.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st May 2020 at 07:55

Peaceful scene Dennis. I love to splashes of red flowers against the green grass. Yes, its the colours of the photo I like.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st May 2020 at 08:19

I like a walk around a churchyard on a sunny day. I have only been in St. David's once, some years ago now, with a friend who pointed out to me a gravestone on which was the date April 31st! I like this photo; you can almost feel the cool air on the shadowed path to the right compared with the warmth in the sunny area.

Comment by: Gary on 21st May 2020 at 09:05

That is a good photo Dennis - not from the usual angle.
I tend (when I can travel) our memorials in St Elizabeth's. No grass cutting going on, older stones distorted.
Without people to look after them, the memorials can never be permanent.
The cost of opening a grave today is extortionate, making cremation much less expensive.

Comment by: David Barker on 21st May 2020 at 09:34

Your getting about on your daily exercise Dennis, three in a row .
Nice photo taken from the side gate ,both my parents are laid to rest in St Davids ,not much space left now in the church grounds.
Hi Walt, hope your keeping well ,all good here in Aspull take care.

Comment by: Dennis S on 21st May 2020 at 10:26

Irene, there is a gravestone here to a child and there is a quotation on it that goes “is it well with the child?” And then the answer “It is well”. I imagine that it is a quote from the Bible but, not being overly religious I wouldn’t know, It did make an impression on me.

Comment by: Mick on 21st May 2020 at 10:38

I also like a wonder around a grave yard, yesterday I was wondering around
St Mary's Church, in Kirkby Lonsdale, there is a view from the grave yard to die for its called Ruskin's View

Comment by: Cyril on 21st May 2020 at 11:40

Dennis S, yes it's 2 Kings. 4:26. Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st May 2020 at 11:43

Thankyou for that information about the little child's gravestone, Dennis S...I find that very moving.

Comment by: Dennis S on 21st May 2020 at 12:03

Yes David, I’ve done more walking these last couple of weeks than I’ve done in a long time.
I must say I have really enjoyed it, especially with the good weather we’ve been having.
I just stick my little camera in my pocket and then follow my nose wherever it leads me.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 21st May 2020 at 12:10

David, yes all well over here in North Yorkshire. Rather full in the church yard is a understatement, I understand there are around 11,000 buried in this little area, Hard to believe isn't it David. Good to know you are all well also.

Comment by: Anne on 21st May 2020 at 14:24

My paternal grand father is buried here. I never knew himself been here, not sure of his first name, either John or Richard. Surname Taylor

Comment by: peebee on 21st May 2020 at 15:07

That's funny, I was in Kirkby Lonsdale yesterday too but not looking around grave yards with a view to die for.! :(

Comment by: Dennis S on 21st May 2020 at 15:20

Thanks for that Cyril, I’m not unduly sentimental but I must admit that quotation stuck in my mind. I will look it up.

Comment by: Anne on 21st May 2020 at 15:53

My post seems to have got itself mixed up, blame spellchecker. Should be.... never knew him, never been here.

Comment by: Mick on 21st May 2020 at 19:14

PeeBee I went to the bikers car park but couldnt get in so I parked on the other side of the river near to were the Police diver van, I might have caught a glimpse of you on my video if you was stood around with the rest of the bikers

Comment by: Neil Cain on 27th May 2020 at 18:04

Irene, unfortunately the 31st April gravestone (PARR) is now broken in two. There are some other interesting ones in Haigh..one to a man killed by his horse and another which says accidently killed. Quite a few to miners killed in the pits and many servants of the Earl at Haigh Hall.

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th May 2020 at 20:04

Thankyou Neil. It's a long time since I've been there.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.