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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st February, 2020)

Ekersley Memorial Garden

Ekersley Memorial Garden
...and St James Church.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st February 2020 at 07:45

Well I am sorry to have to say it is a very poor looking Memorial Garden. I suppose the gloomy day doesnt help the pic.

Comment by: Ruby on 21st February 2020 at 09:50

It's Eckersley by the way.

Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2020 at 11:15

Yes Helen its is a bit neglected, I think if it was in another area of the borough,like up in Shevington there would be a group of volunteers gardens known as the Friends of Ekersley Memorial Gardens who would keep it spruced up and made more attractive to the passing motorist

Comment by: Ivor on 21st February 2020 at 12:24

Why do the admins of this site not ban this racist, sexist, ageist, snobbish cretin, i will never know.

Comment by: Heather on 21st February 2020 at 13:30

Shevington was packing it in weren't they? not enough interest and same ones doing it all? last time I looked any road. So, not quite pleasantville as some like to make out. All Mick did was stand, watch and take pictures.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st February 2020 at 14:31

Apart from the missing 'c', there's also a missing memorial. There used to be a memorial seat, with a bronze medallion built into the stonework behind the bench. I came across a report of its dedication recently - I think it was sometime in the late 1920s that it was dedicated.

Comment by: DerekB on 21st February 2020 at 16:09

Always think St. James is a very handsome church.

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