Photo-a-Day (Friday, 15th March, 2013)
St Paul's Avenue
I was married at St Pauls in 1965 to Lesley Houghton from the Bulls Head.
Thank you Mick......another great pic for my album......cheers!!!
Mick, I`m not familiar with this area so looked at it on Google Earth.
It`s Goose Green, not Worsley Mesnes.
A bomb dropped close to St.Paul`s and I remember going to look at the damage.
Extract from Communicate, General:-
"Posted by: stooo (inactive)
A bomb hit StPauls graveyard during the war and has well has waking up a few corpses, shrapnel from the bomb did a lot of damage in that part of Goose Green.
Replied: 25th Sep 2007 at 15:43"
It's Goose Green and not Worsley Mesnes Mick, good view of St Paul's church.
This is definately Goose Green. My grandad John Garner was the local policeman and lived at 2 St Pauls Avenue which was the police station. Happy memories of Sunday tea at grandma and grandads and of St Pauls walking day....always an important social occasion.
St Pauls church might be in Goose Green but I was stood in the middle of the road in Worsley Mesnes.
This is a good picture, St Paul's is most often only seen from the main road.
Looks like picture was taken from driving seat of car. You was not driving and taking pictures was you Mick.
What a lovely picture of St. Paul's Church.
We've had many a bag of chips from Yates' Chippy which was in that row of shops along with Billy Kay's butcher's, Freddie and Brenda Rowe who sold groceries and pies, Mollie Seary, hardware, wool, fishing tackle, baby things,you name it - she had it, Peet later Wilkinson Chemist, the Co-op. Maybe also a hairdresser.
Wigan Online Photograph Archive have a picture titled 'St Paul's Church of England Goose Green.no date' which is certainly not St Paul's Goose Green. As the picture clearly shows,high up on each side of the tower there are two big arched louvred windows (sorry I don't know the correct name for them) however, on the Wigan Archive picture there is only a single louvred window. The ref. no. for the picture is PC2010.3835 if anyone wants to check it out. Hopefully someone will know where it is.
Anyway thanks for reminding us of the days when you took a warm bowl to the chippy and asked for a 'mixture'!
I was 'hatched and matched' there and have family members buried in the church yard.
Marus Bridge is behind you Mick or is it Poolstock. What ever the case,the Church is in Goose Green.
Totally different church altogether Cathy. The other 'St Paul,s' has a lot of different features to 'our' St Paul,s. I cant figure out where the other one is though.
Married there in March 1962.
Must have been pre global warming as we had a foot of snow on the ground!!
This was my church growing up as a pupil at St. Pauls Primary. Have lots of family in the graveyard, many memories of the area and local people.
Nice photo Mick
What is it with churches ? which ever angle they look great
went to primary school st pauls with lesley houghton left in 1955
You would be 11 then mike nz, where did you go from there?
wigan grammar school
is there anybody who knows or has shrapnel of the bomb that fell on st pauls church during the war i am willing to pay