Lord Street, Wigan2 Comments
Item #: 14241
That position of the gravestone is interesting, you can just see the gable of St Michael's church to the left and where these houses (and now the modern town houses) stand was the site of an ancient church, St Domingo, they recently uncovered part of what was left of the burial ground whilst excavating to build a house on Lord Street.
I witnessed the excavation of the old burial ground, it was really creepy to watch. Thirty years previous, I played on that sight trying to upturn the old gravestones. little did I realise that thirty years on, actual remains would be uncovered there.