Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 28th February, 2012)
Photo: Rev David Long (Konica Minolta 7D)
Theres an art to putting up scaffolding when you think about.
I was talking to a bloke who attends this church .He told me that the majority wanted the building pulled down and a small comfortable chapel put in its place ,but where told it was to be restored . first at the churches expense.
Thats right Ron D it would make sense to pull it down and build a small chapel because its been a eyesore of Wigan and spoils the view as you drive in from Ince and Hindley.
And all the stone could have been put to good use to build a nice new family home in Wrightington.
People are too ready to pull things down these days and replace them with featureless modern steel and glass. I understand that the church was built in 1818 and with it's (now being straightened) steeple, is a Wigan landmark that can be seen for miles around. It should remain as part of the Wigan skyline. When was this sunny day Reverend - must have missed it!
nice one janice
Went past the church when I started work in Ince in 1974 it was leaning then.It would be interesting to know the weight of scaffolding on them foundations at this point of the restoration and what calculations are done in respect of the spire toppling over.Good clear photo Rev Long.
The lamp post looks nice and plumb in this photo...
Parked there yesterday, with my sister who was also married there. She also noticed the different spelling of Catharine and Catherine.
We both went to the old St Catharines school. The newer one is right underneath the spire and a bit dangerous. But so glad they are repairing rather than taring down.
Only just stumbled across this photo. I'm in the "let's keep it" brigade. We have many modern buildings and that's natural and right but for heaven's sake (forgive the pun) let us, if and where we can, try to preserve things of the past that are worth preservation. My parents and grandparents and other family members all married here so I do have a vested interest.
fred dibnah didnt need all that scaffolding
fred dibnah didnt need scaffolding like that
As they want to rebuild the spire after dismantling it piece-by-piece, Fred's method of taking down a building wouldn't work here.
cant believe people who belong to st catherines wanted to knock it down and build a small chapel its part of our heritage obviously no love for their historical building you should be ashamed of yourselves
I put the hoist up you would not be leave it but half way up the church there was a peice of Perspex across the big crack scary job that one