Hello John..sorry been so long in replying,yes I remember your family..and yes I lived at the top of Gt George street no 23...how are you keeping? The national exposure from inclusion in the Society's Top Ten often leads to new interest in the buildings which can help save them. History of St. Josephs Seminary, near Wigan. The second phase of construction commenced in 1923.
My mum's in this picture, Jean Mahoney, now Jean Gallagher.
johnboy, Thanks Christine, I will do, her granddaughter Megan takes after her for the drawing, and she paints as well x. Hi Johnboy, I think you are a cousin of mine , I lived in Wallgate , but I had an uncle and cousins in Great George St , and used to spend time there,I remember you being in my class , so I think you are right about just being off on the day of the photo , lol, tough luck ...or maybe not . Out of the many places on the list to be seen, only this one worked out successfully. The college flourished up until the 1960’s, when changes in the social climate led to a sharp drop in enrolment numbers.
Sorry Christine, I must have hit a wrong button or something, my comments were intended for Maureen Andrews (nee Mcgovern). Photos of Wigan.
The sister seminary at Ushaw provided the same services for the North East. 3940996. Numbers dramatically declined after the 1960s and the seminary became a boarding school in the 1980s for boys considering a vocation. I am second on left back row and my name was Christine (not Margaret) Hunter. Contact Parish Office.
WIGAN SD5805SW CAROLINE STREET 24-1/8/4 (North East side) 24/08/95 Church of St Joseph with No.11 (attached Presbytery) II Roman Catholic church with attached presbytery.
Very sorry to hear that Maureen, as you say a nice lad. Source: http://ormskirkhistoricalsociety.co.uk/a-history-of-st-josephs-seminary-upholland-2/ 3.
Most of the kids on this photo were my closest friends at school. Thanks. 7767 St. Joseph's Church, Wigan June 2018 My latest trip proved just how much dumb luck is required when exploring sometimes.
This large and impressive three storey complex of gothic sandstone buildings, reportedly sits at the geographic centre of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Liverpool and bears witness to a time when many young men wanted to train to become priests. Source: http://archive.thetablet.co.uk/article/17th-may-1930/6/uphollands-golden-jubilee-high-days-at-st-josephs- 2. I ordered the picture from the Wigan Evening Post, she had it framed, it's the only picture I've ever seen of her as a child. No problem Maureen it depends how recently you looked,I uploaded it about 6/7 months ago.Last time I spoke to Mike was in Gorners cafe many years ago,did he work for the Electricity Board?
Would love to hear from any one of them and find out where they all are.
I remember where you lived i.e. Look out for your favourite dishes! I was at Thomas Linacre with him, played in the school rugby team. St.Josephs about 1955 Photo: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] Views: 9,981 Item #: 13684 I have had this photo some years now,from an Observer clipping.Can anyone recognise themselves or others?. St. Paul wrote letters, other Apostles preached and today we are able to use the internet to bring people closer to the Lord. Please check the weekly Bulletin for any changes to times of Holy Mass or Services. However, restoring important historic buildings is worth investing in as it can be a catalyst for wider regeneration.
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If i remember rightly she was really good at drawing and used to draw pictures of ballerinas and lovely shapely ladies. Hello Roy,this is not my class,mine is the photo next to this in the St Josephs list,and I've put all the names on so theres no mistaking me.Our Mike was nineteen Roy when that happened,he's also had so many scrapes in his life you would not believe it,but he was always a dare devil,I don't know what he was like at school,and he always saw the funny side of everything,as I said before I could talk about him all day. Thank you to "Proj3ct M4yh3m" www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com and Fragglehunter who provided pictures of the building.
Inside the building is slowing falling into a state of ever worsening disrepair, and there are no signs that redevelopment will commence any time soon. http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2013/08/05/st-josephs-seminary-upholland-lancashire-united-kingdom-june-2013-part-1/, http://archive.thetablet.co.uk/article/17th-may-1930/6/uphollands-golden-jubilee-high-days-at-st-josephs-, http://ormskirkhistoricalsociety.co.uk/a-history-of-st-josephs-seminary-upholland-2/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Joseph’s_College,_Upholland. I'm her double, so I knew it was her straight away. Your not related to Mick Mcgovern are you?
In the uncertain times that we are currently living in, it is important that we are fully prepared for the possibility that we may have to have a full or partial closure of school depending on the local Covid-19 situation. [email protected]. ', Griff Rhys Jones, Victorian Society Vice President, said: ‘The nationally important buildings on the Victorian Society's Top Ten list are in dire need of help. St. Paul wrote letters, other Apostles preached and today we are able to use the internet to bring people closer to the Lord.
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The estate was sold to a developer who planned to redevelop the site into private housing and apartments. Suggested donation £1 per child, the bucket for donations will be at the entrance. Was this your class photo,if so,were you having a day off.The only one I know is Peter Bayman because of rugby. Just 15 minutes' drive from Wigan surely a residential conversion is possible?
. By The Cat Crept In in forum Religious Sites Replies: 0 Last Post: 12th Jun 10, 18:09. popup-box. Thanks very much for that Roy,do you know I'd supposedly looked at all those,thanks again.
The design was in a different style to the original buildings, however it was equally as grand. St Joseph's Church on Caroline Street However, any hopes of a revival for the building, which was once located in Wigan’s thriving Irish quarter, currently appear slim. We (schoolboys) had a reunion on 17th February 2011 and it was a fairly decent night. Registered in England. I was always a little envious of her talent as i couldn't draw for peanuts. I don't know who you were thinking of but it wasn't me. Following my experience with the Hackney Empire I know how difficult finding funding can be - especially outside London. Johnboy. Mather Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 2PW. No crazy hair. Wigan Album, Schools St Joseph%27s School%2C Wallgate. Office as above.
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I hope people living near these buildings will seize this opportunity and campaign to save them. The final addition to the site was a science block. Please keep in touch - I will communicate as often as possible. Full details of all the buildings in the 2016 Top Ten, and updates on positive developments for last year's buildings, can be found here.
johnboy. The junior seminaries provided secondary education in a semi-monastic environment to boys aged 11 to 18 who wished to pursue the priesthood. Many of them are in prominent locations in their towns and cities. The two northern seminaries were integrated, with Upholland becoming a junior seminary and Ushaw providing senior courses. This is where I learned to play guitar and sing. Landscaped gardens and sports facilities were also completed by 1927.
I've been trying to think who's missing off the photo but no luck. St Joseph's Seminary, Upholland, Lancashire (Grade II 1880-83 J O'Byrne, extended 1921-8 by Pugin and Pugin)National architectural charity, the Victorian Society, has included three Lancashire & Greater Manchester buildings on its 2016 list of the Top Ten Endangered in England and Wales.
Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Retaining historic buildings like those in the Top Ten is vital to maintaining local identity and creating places in which people want to invest, live and work. Gt George Street. 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT.
Both institutions housed both a junior and senior seminary. Wigan Photographs Blog Weather History. History of St. Josephs Seminary, near Wigan.
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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Wigan - Welcome to Our New School Website! Sorry Roy,I forgot to say I only put this photo on because someone was enquiring about Stan Tighe from Wallgate. She may remember me maybe not, but say hello anyway. OMG !!!! Email: [email protected] View Map
Set amongst a backdrop of copse and wildwood amidst gently sloping fields, the buildings are flanked with rough-hewn stone.
What do you mean Maureen,was your brother? Ultimately, it is the support of local people which will ensure that they are not lost forever.'. 01942 606395.
Go to Wigan World, Album, Schools,Thomas Linacre,page 3, bottom row on page 3 photo of Form 2a 1954.I,m back row 4th from left, dont need to tell you which is your Mike,we always called him Mick at school. John Mc Mahon is my full name. We hope you find the content of interest and welcome your comments, to do this please use the ‘Contact Us’ page. I will try the communicate/people buttons as you have suggested and I will also keep in touch. Hello Roy,we lost our Mike in 2006,he had a brain tumour,such a waste,he was a cracking lad I could talk forever about him.
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Hello Roy,from school he went straight to Taylors mill as an apprentice electrician.It was there he had that awful accident,he was electrocuted and severely burned,the incident turned the power off all over Wigan.For many years he worked for Hawker Siddley until his retirement,I miss him an awful lot. Charity No.
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