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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 19th September, 2020)

Catholic Church


Catholic Church
The Catholic Church on Haigh Road, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
Views: 1,353

Comment by: Mick on 19th September 2020 at 00:05

This will bring back some memories for Walt in North Yorkshire

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 19th September 2020 at 05:48

Quite right Mick, August 1969 we tied the knot in this very church, 51 years ago now. Both our children were christened in this church. Thanks Dennis, beautiful photo, fond memories.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th September 2020 at 08:03

Our Lady's Church, I have never been inside. It looks beautiful from the outside.

Comment by: Gary on 19th September 2020 at 08:44

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - on my mother's mother's side of the family , Gregory , were Catholic. The priest from this church was summoned to give the last rites to my Great Grandfather, William Gregory, dying at home in Hope Street (off Bolton Road) in the hard winter of 1940. William's son Jack went for the priest, at night, with a storm lamp and they walked in 5 foot snowdrifts.
Last in there in 1982 - a pretty church where strong local connections were retained.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th September 2020 at 09:00

I went to a friend's wedding there in about 1972 and still have some photos....me in a long cream pinafore dress over a yellow blouse and a floppy hat, and Peter in a velvet jacket! Oh boy, we thought we were the cat's pyjamas! That's a lovely photo, Dennis, on a perfect day for photographing a lovely old church.

Comment by: David Barker on 19th September 2020 at 10:36

Excellent photo Dennis, no jet streams in the pristine blue sky to spoil it, which is the setting for this photo.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th September 2020 at 13:18

It may be a long time before we see such a sky again David, we have gotten so used to seeing contrails in the sky that we take them as the norm.
Let’s hope it doesn’t take another lockdown to give us a repeat.

Comment by: KenR on 19th September 2020 at 17:18

My sister Edna married John Kelly, I have a photo of them at that gate

Comment by: Elizabeth on 19th September 2020 at 17:28

Like Veronica, I have never been in this church,but it does look lovely from the outside.

Comment by: Edna on 19th September 2020 at 18:15

Elizabeth and Veronica.The inside of Our lady's Is as beautiful inside as it is out.But unfortunately it was to attend two funerals.

Comment by: Pat McC on 19th September 2020 at 19:20

August 1969 was a good time to get married Walt - we too have just celebrated 51 years' marriage.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 19th September 2020 at 19:40

Irene , put the photograph on Album everyone will be pleased to see it . Hope you and Peter are keeping well.
Dennis , thank you for another nice photograph.

Comment by: Edna on 19th September 2020 at 21:45

Irene I agree with Thomas.I would love to see your photo of you and your husband, you in your cream pinafore dress,and Peter in his velvet coat...xx

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 19th September 2020 at 22:04

Pat, yes it was a great time of year the time of year I like the best. I remember it like it was just yesterday, the priest was Father Moriarty I guess many in Aspull will remember him. A great time was the 60s, so much happening. Congratulations to you and yours. " Stay Safe "

Comment by: Gary on 20th September 2020 at 08:51

Walt - Father Moriarty conducted the funeral service for my Grandmother in 1982 and burial at St Elizabeth's.
Did a first class job.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th September 2020 at 11:07

Thankyou Thomas and Edna but I no longer have a printer to allow me to put old photos on. xx

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 20th September 2020 at 14:57

Irene , put the photograph on Album everyone will be pleased to see it . Hope you and Peter are keeping well.
Dennis , thank you for another nice photograph.

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