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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 14th December, 2012) Views: 2,620 
Further progress
 Further progress   by Rev David Long  (Sony A65)
St Catharine's on the rise.

Comment by Ken R on 14th December 2012 at 00:02
It continues to rise as does the sun. Is there a time frame for completion. Thanks for the update, i was married there.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 14th December 2012 at 00:29
Hey Rev David!! Nice to see progress happening!! What a lovely blue sky, fine weather is always a plus when building work is in progress, just ask my bricklaying husband!! Cheers!!


Comment by Rev David Long on 14th December 2012 at 08:51
I passed by there yesterday - and progress has been quite rapid since I took the pic a fortnight ago. I think the intended date for completion was the end of this month, Ken R, but it looks as if it will be another month or so yet.
The observant may notice that this was taken with a different camera, bought from the generous leaving present I received from St Mary's on my retirement.
I chose a Sony because the lenses from my Minolta fit it - and the A65 partly because it has a built-in spirit-level feature, which is very useful when taking pics of wonky buildings.
This was taken with the same lens as the previous pics - note there's no bend in the lamp post - so no converging verticals....


Comment by aitch on 14th December 2012 at 10:22
There may be no bend in the lampost Rev, but there certainly is one in the building just before the tower and spire, is anything going to be done about that I wonder !?


Comment by J.D. MELB on 14th December 2012 at 14:16
Yes the whole building looks out of wack well beyond the wooden fence. Nice one Rev. David to get a lovely camera on leaving St Mary's. I used to go to St Johns in Abram. Perhaps you could take a photo there. Please no climbing on roofs or scaffolding. I wouldn't want you to have an accident


Comment by David. on 14th December 2012 at 14:31
Chesterfield doesn't complain.


Comment by Rev David Long on 14th December 2012 at 15:06
Presumably one reason for underpinning the tower after they dismantled the spire was to enable it to continue to prop up the nave of the church, aitch.
J.D. - Dave "Oy" took a pic of Abram church for this feature in 2007 - see February 16th. Perhaps it's time for another view to appear - but I don't pass that way much nowadays.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 14th December 2012 at 22:16
Lizzie, I see you are on Communicate, General now !!
Rev David, do you know where the stones came from?


Comment by Lizzie down under on 14th December 2012 at 23:12
Yes Ernest, I made the leap, I worked it all out for myself, my head is so swollen it won't fit through our doorframes!!!!

Rev David the pic is so very well defined and clear due to your new camera. We must have a pic when the renos are finished, cheers!!!


Comment by Ben Cusick on 15th December 2012 at 03:52
love this photo david. I live in whelley and i can see the church from the window on the landing. It's bugged me for years, i'm glad it's being fixed but i wonder why only now. because to be honest after it being crooked for so long i think it will look strange being straight., The crook gave the church character, but was possibly unsafe. Can you let me know why it's being fixed now?


Comment by Ben Cusick on 15th December 2012 at 16:45
love this photo david. I live in whelley and i can see the church from the window on the landing. It's bugged me for years, i'm glad it's being fixed but i wonder why only now. because to be honest after it being crooked for so long i think it will look strange being straight., The crook gave the church character, but was possibly unsafe. Can you let me know why it's being fixed now?


Comment by Rev David Long on 15th December 2012 at 22:50
Ben, the first in this series of pics of the work on St Cath's tower appeared in February, before the work started. You'll find information about the work, and links which explain it further, with that and subsequent images.
Which stones, Ernest? If you look back through the series you'll see that the stones were stored over the road from the church as dismantling progressed. They are simply being put back where they came from - though some may have had to be replaced through decay and damage, I expect.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 16th December 2012 at 08:04
Rev Davisd, I`ve looked at :-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Catharine's_Church,_Scholes
This states that St.Catharine`s is constructed in sandstone from Billinge.
Are you now settled in Standish? If Wigan hadn`t become part of Greater Manchester in 1974, there would nave been a road by-passing the centre of Standish. Do you visit Worthington Lakes? - you may bump into Mick with his bike !!


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