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Report - St. Josephs RC Church, Wigan - July 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by BrainL, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Visit
    Considered this one in the past but lots of activity next door at the tile shop so difficult to access unnoticed at times. Passing on an early morning we thought we'd have a quick look about. Lasting memory of this place is the pigeon sh*t! Never seen it so deep anywhere :(

    The History
    Built in 1861, St Joseph's Catholic Church is a grade II listed building on the fringe of Wigan town centre and was the Sunday school of a certain George Formby.

    It's been closed since 1995 and is a burden around the church's neck. They (and Wigan Council) are hoping someone comes along and takes it under their wing in this quarter's redevelopment of the mills and waterfront area.

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    This one gives an idea of the level of pigeon sh*t in there :(

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  2. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    A bit of a shell but worth a look if your passing....nice pics :thumb
     
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  3. BrainL

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    Exactly that Will.. we were literally driving down the road on the way to another explore and remembered this place
     
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    It's one of those sites that does not feature too much because a lot of the time it gets locked down due to where it is. It's pretty trashed, but there are some nice shots to be had, which you seem to have found!
     
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    Nice one mate, did you spot the safe in the wall?
     
  6. BrainL

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    No I missed that :( were was that?
     
  7. Ojay

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    In the wall :p
     
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  8. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    Hahahaha I walked right into that one didn't I :)
     
  9. GRONK

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    You sir are a legend ;)

    It's in what would have been the church office.
     
  10. Ojay

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    haha couldn't resist :D
     
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