Photo-a-Day (Friday, 17th July, 2015)
Roads are littered with signs of every sort today...try counting some near where you live. About 10 in this photo alone.
Nice church steeple though !
memories of childhood walking there to school. Didn't there used to be a little rose garden where the signs are? I remember taking my dolls pram there. happy days
hard to believe that our "Banns" where posted here 40yrs ago this month
St Matthews is visible for miles around Wigan, I think it is a very attractive looking church, shame about the signs spoiling a pleasant view.
both my mum and dad are in church yard there, it is kept lovely no vandalism or untidy pathways a credit to the church volunteers
Ken Gee is in the churchyard
Mick; when scrolling down to view this I thought it was Rectory Lane, Standish with St. Wilfrid`s Church.
Nice church and made of local sandstone.
Lots of my relatives are buried at Highfield.
I was there in June putting flowers on my Grandparents' grave.
When we lived in Winstanley in the 1970s, there was a goldfish pond in the garden of the bungalow on the right - a source of excitement for my young sons when we walked past.
It has all been said about the signs, a pity,they spoil a good view. I believe the bungalow was first owned by Reg Senior, ex Swinton rugby player and Wigan town centre window cleaner.
Why this view? There are many more complimentary views.
Anne it was the only one in front of the camera
Yes Ernest it does lok a bit like Rectory Lane and St. Wilfrids
An interesting history of the area is here:-
On page 57 there is a an interesting photo taken from the same spot, more or less, as Mick's (there are no road signs.)
One of the signs reads "Foundary Lane" They must have thought that it sounded a bit more Upmarket than the real name of Foundry Lane
My mate Phillip Taylor's dad is buried here. One of the nicest people to draw breath. He took me to St Ives in 1964ish and my wife and I have been revisiting for 50 years now. God bless you John Taylor