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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 15th March, 2021)

St Thomas'


St Thomas'
Golborne.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
Views: 1,630

Comment by: Mick on 15th March 2021 at 06:45

Is this the church with the stained glass window remembering the pit men who died in the Golborne mining disaster.

Comment by: Garry on 15th March 2021 at 06:53

Nice photo on a clear sunny day.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th March 2021 at 07:54

What a lovely photo. I love old churches and churchyards. I love the sunlight and stripey shadows across the grass, and the shady path. You can almost heat the birds singing. Somewhere upstairs I still have a pamphlet with my son's name on from when he did a bible reading here during Golborne High School's Carol Service in his first year at the school, aged11. The service was held in that church. He is now 44!

Comment by: janet on 15th March 2021 at 10:18

good photo andrew

Comment by: Tommy T on 15th March 2021 at 11:43

Next time you're up there take a chain saw to that tree, it's spoiling the view of the church.

Comment by: Mick on 15th March 2021 at 12:11

The tree might be full of lovely cherry blossom next month

Comment by: Anne on 15th March 2021 at 12:18

Nice one, Andrew. Are those actually graves or just the headstones removed from the original graves?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th March 2021 at 12:26

We seem to have had some new viewers and commenters the last couple of days who I recognise from the Communicate Message Boards, which I haven't been on for years. I hope they enjoy the photos.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th March 2021 at 12:34

Lovely old church - I like the trees as well. The foreground tree doesn't look that old, I like the shape of it.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th March 2021 at 12:40

Well said Mick and Veronica. The tree is lovely and in no way detracts from the church....in my eyes anyway, but we all see things differently.

Comment by: Julie on 15th March 2021 at 12:41

What a lovely church, nice photo.

Comment by: Edna on 15th March 2021 at 13:11

lovely photo Andrew, I also love old churches, I just hope it survives, because there are so many churches struggling at the moment.It was bad enough before the virus, but now its hundred per cent worse.

Comment by: PeterP on 15th March 2021 at 13:49

Mick yes there is a stained glass window for the mining disaster

Comment by: Veronica on 15th March 2021 at 14:39

Stained glass windows in a church with the sun streaming through are a joy to behold. Some modern churches these days opt for transfers on the window there's no comparison with genuine stained glass, they should be treasured and cared for.

Comment by: Andrew on 15th March 2021 at 20:25

Thanks folks :-)

Comment by: Eric R on 15th March 2021 at 23:21

Andrew - Thanks for the photograph. I have lasting memories of this church, where my paternal grandparents are buried, where my father was a choirboy, family marriages, and where Rev'd.
Arthur CLAGUE conducted our preparation group for Confirmation back in the early 1950's. My Grandparents were one of the Wigan mining families who moved to Golborne at the end of the 1890s / very early 1900s, to work at Golborne Colliery.

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