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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 15th March, 2013)

St Paul's Avenue


St Paul's Avenue
Worsley Mesnes.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 7,196

Comment by: Roy on 15th March 2013 at 00:46

I was married at St Pauls in 1965 to Lesley Houghton from the Bulls Head.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 15th March 2013 at 05:06

Thank you Mick......another great pic for my album......cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th March 2013 at 05:20

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"

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 15th March 2013 at 08:11

It's Goose Green and not Worsley Mesnes Mick, good view of St Paul's church.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 15th March 2013 at 08:17

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.

Comment by: Mick on 15th March 2013 at 09:20

St Pauls church might be in Goose Green but I was stood in the middle of the road in Worsley Mesnes.

Comment by: D. on 15th March 2013 at 09:59

This is a good picture, St Paul's is most often only seen from the main road.

Comment by: Jed on 15th March 2013 at 10:28

Looks like picture was taken from driving seat of car. You was not driving and taking pictures was you Mick.

Comment by: Cathy Bolton on 15th March 2013 at 10:42

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'!

Comment by: Catherine on 15th March 2013 at 11:00

I was 'hatched and matched' there and have family members buried in the church yard.

Comment by: Garry on 15th March 2013 at 13:50

Marus Bridge is behind you Mick or is it Poolstock. What ever the case,the Church is in Goose Green.

Comment by: Roy on 15th March 2013 at 13:51

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.

Comment by: Brian B on 15th March 2013 at 14:19

Married there in March 1962.
Must have been pre global warming as we had a foot of snow on the ground!!

Comment by: brock on 15th March 2013 at 17:08

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

Comment by: alan lad on 15th March 2013 at 20:01

What is it with churches ? which ever angle they look great

Comment by: mike nz on 16th March 2013 at 02:42

went to primary school st pauls with lesley houghton left in 1955

Comment by: Roy on 16th March 2013 at 14:14

You would be 11 then mike nz, where did you go from there?

Comment by: mikw nz on 17th March 2013 at 02:54

wigan grammar school

Comment by: TJ HARTE on 17th September 2014 at 20:26

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

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