A different perspective of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill - from the tower of St George’s Church, Chorley.
Comment by Mick on 6th May 2018 at 00:04
Have they got the Peregrine falcons back on the tower this year Rev
Comment by Jonno on 6th May 2018 at 01:33
Correct David, a good one, we usually see them more or less one behind the other.
Comment by Fred Mason on 6th May 2018 at 08:30
Brilliant shot, Rev.
Comment by Gary on 6th May 2018 at 10:01
St George's - a Commissioners' church, like St David's in Haigh. Splendid photograph. Few places in the country have a view quite like that.
My mother and father spent their last years in Chorley. The centre suffered like everywhere else, poor planning,market decline, fewer shops. Last time I was there positively dystopian. Greenhalgh's bakers still there - excellent pasties.
Comment by Rev David Long on 6th May 2018 at 11:33
Mick - I took a pic of a single egg in the artificial nesting site they've installed on the tower. The Warden reckoned the birds weren't sitting.
Gary - the last time I went to Chorley on its Tuesday Market day, they were digging up half the car park - so the market stalls were set up in the pedestrianised streets. I thought it worked very well - but it would be interesting to know what the traders thought of it. I wouldn't say it was utopian - but it was very far from dystopian, and the permanent market looked as if it was holding its own - with a proper fish stall, butchers, etc..
Comment by DTease on 6th May 2018 at 13:57
Good or bad Gary you still have a job getting on that bus from Wigan to Chorley when it's market day.
Comment by Angela on 6th May 2018 at 14:43
About Chorley, no building can be higher than the church or Town Hall so I am led to understand.
Comment by Joanne on 6th May 2018 at 17:43
Fantastic photograph, David, thank you :o)
Comment by Gary on 6th May 2018 at 18:41
David and DTease - it is a few years since I was last there, so I hope there has been a revival. The Tuesday market on the Flat Iron was a huge draw in the 50s and early 60s; the covered market seemed to have slipped when I last called, 2005/6.
Their big mistake was shifting the bus station from its old site. Any further out it would have been in Duxbury.
Comment by Elizabeth on 6th May 2018 at 20:07
Tuesday always seems busy in Chorley, as DTease testifies to the buses being packed.The market looks better than Wigan does. I think Chorley tries hard to retain a variety of shops, and independent ones too.
Comment by Ken R on 7th May 2018 at 00:53
Lovely photo Rev.
That is one larger than life beached whale.
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