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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 26th September, 2014)

St. Thomas The Martyr Church

St. Thomas The Martyr Church
School Lane - Up Holland.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: Mick on 26th September 2014 at 00:05

I hate to see clocks not working are showing different time like this one is doing.

It might only be two minutes but its still wrong, just imagine if them whos in charge of Big Ben allowed this to happen.

Comment by: Ellen on 26th September 2014 at 00:08

Thanks again Neil! Feel like coming home!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th September 2014 at 06:34

The location is actually Church Street, near the junction with School Lane.

Comment by: Anne on 26th September 2014 at 08:23

Was the flag being lowered, only just caught it. Classic picture of this church.

Comment by: Helen on 26th September 2014 at 08:33

In my early teens I became interested in different churches & religions. For a time I would get the bus from Holland Moor to go to morning service at this church. I should add that I came from a mixed religion family, Baptists, Presbyterian, Chapel, C of E, Congregational and I think in my youth I tried quite a few more. I went to a Methodist School & Catholic Convent as well !!

Lovely old church, good photo Neil.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 26th September 2014 at 09:13

I can only assume Mick, that the fingers are loose on one of the four clocks. The clock will almost certainly be mechanically driven with gears,cogs and shafts. The mechanism is cynchronized to each clock face, So I doubt if anything should be wrong in there. I'm sure it will be sorted when the clocks go back an hour, on October 26.
Nice photo Neil.

Comment by: kath on 26th September 2014 at 10:16

Lovely photo. I have ancestors buried there

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th September 2014 at 10:53

Mick; A stopped clock, watch etc. is displaying the correct time twice a day!
It takes a lot longer to alter digital clocks to show the correct time going backward an hour than forward an hour.

Comment by: maggie on 26th September 2014 at 11:18

is this the Parish church? I feel confused.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th September 2014 at 11:43

A lovely, peaceful scene.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 26th September 2014 at 12:33

George Lyon highway man is buried in the churchyard , below the reason he wanted his body returned.
After his death Lyon's body was handed over to Simon Washington, landlord of The Old Dog Inn in Upholland, and a companion, for its return to Upholland for burial (the inn building still stands on Alma Hill in the village). Lyon had not wanted his body left at Lancaster as it would have been handed over to surgeons for dissection as was the normal procedure with the bodies of executed criminals. In a letter to his wife written on 14 April (with the aid of the prison chaplain, the Reverend Cowley), he implored her to arrange for his body to be returned home.

Comment by: Garry on 26th September 2014 at 12:46

The clock might need a good service, did you look which face was wrong, Mick.

Comment by: Christine roberts on 26th September 2014 at 12:51

Lovely photo once again .Thanks Neil

Comment by: Jonno on 26th September 2014 at 14:23

I'm surprised you've not commented on it 'not being Wigan' Garry.

Comment by: Garry on 26th September 2014 at 15:20

Another small minded person. This place has always be WIGAN!!

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th September 2014 at 20:24

Maggie, it is the Parish Church

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th September 2014 at 20:28

You can see a wider view, incorporating yesterday's P-a-D here:-

Comment by: maggie on 27th September 2014 at 09:35

Thank you Neil, I thought it was, but not sure. This church had great significance for my Mother's family. They were Methodists & lived in Digmoor. Many of them are buried in the churchyard & I have memories of coming here on Sundays to put flowers on one of the graves. My grandparents' wedding is registered here.

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