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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th September, 2020)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary


St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Aspull.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 12th September 2020 at 00:29

A wonderful picture, Mick. You do know how to produce lots of different subjects.

Comment by: Pat McC on 12th September 2020 at 07:30

What a beautiful church. The brickwork, roof slates, spire and windows are works of art. The people who built this were true craftsmen.
Thanks Mick - lovely photograph.

Comment by: Mick on 12th September 2020 at 07:37

Alan I was looking at all the newly dug grave to see if Owd Ron was in one of them, but I could see his name on any of the wreathes so I went to St Davids further up in Haigh and couldnt find him there either

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th September 2020 at 07:54

This church has a beautiful interior,with fab scarlet incense holders.My Mum and lots of her family are buried in the graveyard,so visit regularly.

Comment by: Gary on 12th September 2020 at 08:37

Our family church - pleased to see the grass has been trimmed. I normally go down once a year, grave tending, but for various reasons have missed the last two. This year lockdowns keep intervening.
The church building was repointed and cleaned up a couple of years ago and looks the part today.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th September 2020 at 08:45

Nice photo. I like a walk round a churchyard. Can you take another one next Spring. Mick, please, when the daffs are out? I love to see daffodils in a churchyard.

Comment by: Julie on 12th September 2020 at 10:15

A lovely church I used to be in the choir when I was young when Mr Pankhurst was the vicar, what lovely memories.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th September 2020 at 11:58

I would like to see it covered in pure white snow around Christmas time Mick, good idea Irene. The Rose Window is lovely as well as all the stained glass ones, they are an asset to the plainness of the building.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th September 2020 at 13:04

As everybody has commented its a pleasing church....& a pleasing photo. If you dont mind me saying Mick, your latest photos have been much better than some you have taken in the past.

Comment by: f on 12th September 2020 at 13:21

Bike in a graveyard frozen in time,
Cast through the seasons,
snow rain or shine .
All wish for promise , daffodil spring ,
the next turn of page and what will it bring ,
One passing journey , thoughts that go to ,
the scent of a season you take back with you ,
grasp every moment whatever its face ,
Then back on your bike and leave without trace..

Comment by: James Hanson on 12th September 2020 at 14:53

That'sa long bike-ride, Mick, Shevington to Hungary. I bet your arse was sore.

Comment by: Mick on 12th September 2020 at 16:29

Some say this church as the best brickwork and roof tile in all of Britain, when Im passing the church I always look up and wonder who was the last man to poke his head out of that roof tower and did he write his name somewhere up there.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th September 2020 at 16:53

Lovely poem, "f"....reminds me of our "Poet" and of our "Philip G" who will always remain a part of Wigan World.

Comment by: Edna on 12th September 2020 at 22:25

I was just going to say exactly the same thing Irene. Great minds think alike,as they say.x

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 12th September 2020 at 23:44

'Great Minds' don't mistake Swans for Ducks, Edna.

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