Photo-a-Day (Friday, 21st October, 2022)
All Saints, Wigan
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
How beautiful is that stained glass. Priceless…this is why I love old churches. Most modern churches use a kind of transfer to give the effect of stained glass on the windows. No comparison to the craft and workmanship of this.
Now this photo brings back memories, It was the day after our Queen Elizabeth II had died, I was riding through Wigan and noticed the flag on the parish church flying at half mast.
I went into the church and saw that they had set up a table in front of the altar with a condolence book, some candles and a photo of her majesty.
I lit a candle and signed the book then took a photo to send into Wiganworld PAD, I was surprised that the photo never appeared as a PAD, after all she was our Queen and she will be the only Queen any of us will ever have had in our lifetime.
Lucky I made a video so you can still seen this once in a lifetime event https://youtu.be/yoKl6GKc46M
Preview YouTube video Her Majesty The Queen book of condolence
Beautiful pic ! The craftsmanship that has gone into making that window is astounding.Things you wouldn't get today.
Odd that these beautiful windows would once have aroused iconoclastic fury amongst the Righteous . A 17th century equivalent of chucking soup over Van Gogh.
Mick, is it not time you stopped using other peoples photos to advertise your videos?
The main window is the Great West window, obviously the 12 Apostles. Top right is the St John window put in 1865. Centre right is the Woodcock window put there in 1855 by Henry Woodcock in memory of his first wife, the subjects are, the birth of Our Lord, the Ascension, and Mary Magdelene after the resurrection, Bottom right is the St Chrisopher window put there in 1868.
Here endeth the lesson !
There are still many highly skilled craftspeople in our country , watch the Repair Shop . People today want things quickly for the cheapest possible price . Skill takes time and patience to learn and once learned , is wonderful to see . You can still have the above made the traditional way but it is cheaper, quicker and easier , to have a computer draw and cut it out . It’s not that real craftspeople no longer exist , they do , it’s simply people want a cheaper option . That’s why we are making Lego buildings , often mentioned on here .
How do people think the hundreds of years old buildings are taken care of and restoration work of all kinds done without skilled craftsmen of today?
Absolutely beautiful picture. I used to enjoy the Deanery Fridays when we had to go to the Parish Church. Early release and run to the bus to get home,,,,,,,,,