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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011)

'At even, e'er the sun was set'

'At even, e'er the sun was set'
Sunset over Lower Ince Cemetery.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: alan on 22nd March 2011 at 00:33

Good composition

Comment by: Mick on 22nd March 2011 at 07:56

Love graveyards there so peaceful,me and the missis stopped in one in Bradford on Saturday to eat out dinner.

Comment by: irene .roberts on 22nd March 2011 at 08:48

That's lovely. When I was working, I always judged how the nights were getting lighter/darker through the year by the sunset over Ince Cemetery as I passed it on the bus going home.

Comment by: John on 22nd March 2011 at 10:25

Rev, have you taken the photo next to the wall leading to Springs Branch? Beautiful, well done.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 22nd March 2011 at 13:10

It's the view from my house on Warrington Road, North of Cemetery Road and the Branch - the Cemetery is the former Ince UDC's, which opens onto Warrington Road, having Cemetery Road as its southern boundary. The wall in the foreground is actually the base of the back wall to the old St Mary's (or Hall of Ince) School Annexe - my Vicarage is built on the site of the main building. The West Coast Main Line runs behind the wall on the far side of the cemetery. Wigan Cemetery, Lower Ince, lies on the other side of the railway.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 22nd March 2011 at 14:41

I have fond memories from my childhood of sitting on a bench in Wigan Cemetery and watching the steam trains as they passed by between the two cemeteries . If we were lucky, we would get a wave from the engine driver.
That line must have closed many years ago and a small part of me even thinks I may have imagined it but I don't really think so.
No-matter where our mother took us, i.e. Southport, Haigh Hall etc, I was at my happiest in that cemetary, looking at all the flowers, listening to the song birds and waiting for a train to come along. Bliss!

Comment by: kenee on 22nd March 2011 at 19:09

Dead centre of Ince!

Nice pic.

Comment by: hurdy gurdy on 22nd March 2011 at 21:23


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