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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th January, 2020)

Ebenezar School and Chapel

Ebenezar School and Chapel
Built in 1871, now known as Westwood Independent Methodist Church. (James Street, Ince).

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Anne on 18th January 2020 at 07:48

Last was in the chapel for a friends funeral several years ago. It looks so very run down even from then, much more so from the days of childhood when friends and family would invite me to events held there.

Comment by: Mick on 18th January 2020 at 08:18

I wonder how many Incers went to this school Ebenezar,

Comment by: Veronica on 18th January 2020 at 08:57

Quite the opposite of the other day's photos of Church and rundown Chapel. Looks as if some windows have been bricked up and an extension added. Why would those two arched windows at the front be replaced with ordinary square Windows if it is still a Church? Very plain for a place of worship.

Comment by: XPat on 18th January 2020 at 17:08

My house was built in the 1887 . Solid as a rock it is , no damp , nothing . The wall surrounding my garden likewise , just a touch up of re-pointing , even with trees and creepers around it ,Will last another 100 years . That’s the difference to nowadays ,
they built things to last . What do we do ? Sell to a developer , who knocks it down and replaces it with something to last 25years at a push . They will take their profit , and disappear into the sunset on a white horse with there saddle bag full of cash . Hope this and many other buildings in Wigan are restored not just handed to a developer to do as they choose . These buildings have history and memories to be passed on , not disposed of . We all gain by keeping hold of our history , tis when we decide to let go , then we will find we have a far greater problem to deal with .

Comment by: Geoff on 18th January 2020 at 22:08

Good photo Brian.I think you went to Sunday school here, I know I did.The extension was the venue for the youth club in the 1960's. Tea, biscuits, music and table tennis. A young man named David Houghton ran the youth club and taught at the Sunday school.Lots of memories around this chapel.

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