Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 11th July, 2020)
Mick, another good pic and being a Wigan Lad in exile it acts as a good reminder. I'm glad you read Ozy's words he is a very skilful wordsmith. If ever you visit York let me know and we can have a chin-wag over a cuppa and some Jackbit. Stay safe Mick !
One of the most photographed 'heap' of stones ever, yet so significant! It's a good one, especially seeing the old houses in the background... Surprised they are still standing,but there's one or two gaps.
A bit spooky this one, Mick: A mews without a horse, twigs beside a cross and the open window of a shaded room - it's aaalright, though.
Excellent photo, Mab's Cross was originally sited at the other side of the road near the arched gateway, I believe it was moved around 1920.
There is a plaque on the very spot where it used to stand, it was pointed out by a good friend Neil last year.
Mabs cross motors was a one time a Vauxhall dealer.
Theres talk of this cross being moved to the grounds of the parish church
I know the stories behind it, but wonder what it really was and it's true function.
It's one of four known Roman to Medieval wayside crosses that lined the ancient route between Wigan and Standish, the next one being on Standish Wood Lane so could there have been more between them at one time.