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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd December, 2023)

St Wilfred’s Standish


St Wilfred’s Standish
Christmas Tree Standish 2023, something to lift the Christmas spirit.

Photo: Colin Traynor  (iPhone)
Views: 1,567

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 22nd December 2023 at 00:18

To Kath Ha
Another lovely photo of Standish bringing all good memories back,I forgot on my post to wish you and Maria all the best for the new year,also a thought did Maria have a family of her own,me and my wife had three sons all grown up now.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd December 2023 at 04:42

I'm a stranger to St Wilfred's church,but this photo is beautiful Colin,and would make a beautiful Christmas card for anyone.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 22nd December 2023 at 06:25

Wishing all viewers and contributors a Very Happy Christmas and a sincere hope that the New Year will be a good one especially to those who have been recently unwell or have suffered bereavement this year.
Much love to all, Colin.
Hope you like the picture?

Comment by: Poet on 22nd December 2023 at 07:39

Thanks for this wonderful picture Colin . Just glorious .
The tree looks magical contrasting with the stark skeletal ones in the churchyard . The light on the church . The lamp . The gothic windows and stained glass , and the owl perched atop the spire gazing on the night sky .
Superb .

Comment by: David H on 22nd December 2023 at 08:04

St Wilfrid’s.

Comment by: Pat McC on 22nd December 2023 at 08:13

You've said it all Poet. Beautiful church and it looks very welcoming. Thank you Colin for such an uplifting photo. Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and that hopefully 2024 will bring good health, happiness and a more peaceful world. Nadolig llawen!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 22nd December 2023 at 08:27

Quick! Put some money in the Spire Appeal - it looks as if it will fall over imminently!

Comment by: John on 22nd December 2023 at 08:39

I'm not keen on coloured lights on Christmas tree's.

Comment by: Kath H on 22nd December 2023 at 08:59

Eddie, Merry Christmas. I will pass on your best wishes to Maria. I did message her about you, and she did remember you. We will have a chat about it on Sunday. Maria has a grown up son and daughter. Do you still live in Standish.

Comment by: Shaun Devlin on 22nd December 2023 at 09:04

Great picture, looks like a painting

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd December 2023 at 09:21

That is the most beautiful photo of St. Wilfrid's Church I have ever seen.....it's absolutely haunting and the Christmas Tree looks lovely. A few people mentioned some weeks ago that it would be nice if I sent a photo of my own 1950s/60s Christmas Tree to p-a-d at Christmas this year but I'm afraid I'm not up to dressing the tree this year, and Peter admits he would make a Pig's Ear of it!! I am at least downstairs now after six days in bed and can access my Laptop again and join in the comments, so am just catching up on what I've missed.

Comment by: Tom on 22nd December 2023 at 09:40

Irene sweetheart, could not have got your Peter to carry your laptop up to your bedroom.
Yes that's a very good idea Rev David, let's see how much we can get from Wiganworld PAD viewers. .

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2023 at 09:53

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened my iPad and saw this lovely photo. I’m up late this morning and every morning this week all I can say is it looks magical around St Wifrid’s .
Nice to see you back Irene. A very Merry Christmas to all.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 22nd December 2023 at 09:53

A great capture Colin with brilliant colours. Maybe the Church could include it on next years calendar. Nice to hear from you Irene, sorry you’ve been bed bound recently. Have a great Christmas. WN1

Comment by: Alan on 22nd December 2023 at 10:01

A beautiful photo of Christmas.
Welcome back Irene. We can't wait to see your Christmas photo of your 1940s Christmas tree and decorations. (You promised)

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 22nd December 2023 at 10:27

Thankyou all for the kind comments and Irene I'm glad that you are up out of bed, by the sound of it you have had a bit of a rough time. Now that you are up, keep on tapping at your keyboard.
Maureen, perhaps you have sewn a seed, maybe Rev Long and I can get together to to create a Christmas Card for next year to raise the much needed funds to correct the Leaning Tower of Standish!!!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd December 2023 at 10:52

I know I promised, Alan, but we never know what's round the corner and I'm afraid I'm just not up to dressing the tree this year. Colin, that scene would make a lovely Christmas Card; I would certainly buy some.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd December 2023 at 11:09

Colin,it would make a beautiful Christmas card,and it could be printed out then have it framed,I'm sure that would bring some coppers in...I for one keep going back to the photo to have another look.
I had a cataract op the other week and I'm sure that it's helping with the healing process.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 22nd December 2023 at 11:38

A great capture Colin with brilliant colours. Maybe the Church could include it on next years calendar. Nice to hear from you Irene, sorry you’ve been bed bound recently. Have a great Christmas. WN1

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2023 at 11:57

I agree Maureen if a calendar was produced this would look beautiful for the month of December.
I hope your eye is soon better and seeing things as they really are….

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd December 2023 at 12:35

I too agree, a superb photo Colin. Glad to hear you're up and about Irene and that you soon recuperate fully.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd December 2023 at 12:37

Tom, Peter DID offer to bring the laptop up to the bedroom but I'm afraid I just wasn't up to concentrating on things or to typing. Thanks for all your good wishes, everyone. Like Maureen, I keep going back for another look at today's photo....it's like a magnet!

Comment by: Garry on 22nd December 2023 at 13:08

Colin you've got talent, this is an absolutely beautiful photo of outstanding quality and very much fitting at Christmas time.
Doubles sherry for you, cheers.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd December 2023 at 13:08

I a bit behind the times this morning, so its all been said really.
Colin, that is one very atmospheric image you captured. Happy Christmas !

Comment by: Garry on 22nd December 2023 at 13:09

Colin you've got talent, this is an absolutely beautiful photo of outstanding quality and very much fitting at Christmas time.
Doubles sherry for you, cheers.

Comment by: another Dave on 22nd December 2023 at 13:33

Colin , something quite extraordinary about your wonderful picture . I was looking at it just after 12 last night and couldn’t stop looking at it . Like many have said calendar , postcards , other cards , you name it. Take a bow sir !

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd December 2023 at 13:34

Thank you .Veronica..I should be having the other one done in a few weeks,at the moment anything that's white has a blue tinge and walking in sunlight can be dangerous I cant see a thing...but never mind Gods good..glad you're on your,feet
Irene ..

Comment by: Eddie rowland on 22nd December 2023 at 14:15

To Kath Ha
Thanks once again for your post Kath,
Just to let you know Kath I didn't come from standish even though all my friends where standish lads,I was a wigan lad but I always loved standish and still do.

Comment by: Meg on 22nd December 2023 at 14:37

Colin, thank you for such a beautiful photo.

Comment by: Wigan Mick in Standish on 22nd December 2023 at 18:14

As in Wilfred Hyde-White

Comment by: Sir Bob on 22nd December 2023 at 18:21

That looks fantastic.

Comment by: Pat McC on 22nd December 2023 at 18:51

Hope you improve quickly Irene and that you have your op soon Maureen. Have had both mine done and still marvelling at the brightness of colours and not needing glasses for driving etc. All the very best to you both, x

Comment by: Mark on 22nd December 2023 at 19:07

Even in archive, amongst others , it just looks like a delicious postcard and stands out !

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2023 at 20:03

This photo has gone on the other site! No credit as usual. Amongst others ie The Oldest Shoe Shop from the other day. And the Mayflower photo. Blatant Cheek.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd December 2023 at 20:07

This has just been put on facebook, and I have made a point of saying that it is today's "photo-a-day" on Wigan World and is the work of Mr. Colin Traynor. The person who pinches these photos daily NEVER acknowledges the photographer and it makes my blood boil! He just takes all the credit for himself!

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd December 2023 at 21:35

Veronica,and Irene ..keep putting the word out and he might just get fed up.The cheeky beggar.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd December 2023 at 22:35

Thank you Pat, you’re very kind.x

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