Photo-a-Day (Monday, 15th March, 2021)
Is this the church with the stained glass window remembering the pit men who died in the Golborne mining disaster.
Nice photo on a clear sunny day.
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!
good photo andrew
Next time you're up there take a chain saw to that tree, it's spoiling the view of the church.
The tree might be full of lovely cherry blossom next month
Nice one, Andrew. Are those actually graves or just the headstones removed from the original graves?
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.
Lovely old church - I like the trees as well. The foreground tree doesn't look that old, I like the shape of it.
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.
What a lovely church, nice photo.
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.
Mick yes there is a stained glass window for the mining disaster
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.
Thanks folks :-)
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.