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Another in my 'home town' series - here's a Sunday-morning picture, and a story that should please Barbara.
This is the Church of Our Lady and St Cuthbert. (Note for heathen Southerners - Cuthbert is one of our great Northumbrian Saints).
It was built in 1889 by the Liddells, a wealthy local family.
Thing is, it wasn't built here... It started off in the grounds of their mansion, about a mile away.
In 1904, for various complicated reasons, it couldn't stay there, and the Liddells arranged for it to be moved stone by stone to the other side of town.
The present parish priest, Fr Paul Zielinski, has researched the story and published a book called, of course, The Church that Moved. Google will give you more details.
It is surrounded by tall trees and houses, this is probably the best view, and I liked the frame of the two cypresses. Plus, I was a bit higher up the hillside, which gives a better angle. Sorry I couldn't give you a better sky, but if you knew how long I stood and waited for that tiny bit of blue...
Thanks for looking, and enjoy your Sunday.
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:kit 18-55 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A Church that Moved
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:15 Jul 2007 - 7:58 AM
Tags:Catholic church, Church, Church history, Landscape / travel, Local history, Photo journalism, Rc church
Votes:32

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Jul 2007 - 8:39 AM

Excellent image Moira,
Fred.

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
15 Jul 2007 - 8:48 AM

You got blue sky and uploaded a church on a Sunday. The parish priest is the one who was at our wedding 32 years ago.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
15 Jul 2007 - 9:03 AM

Great image and narrative Moira.
You certainly do live in an interesting town.
Nettles

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Mounters
Mounters  884 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 9:12 AM

Thanks for the history, the shot was worth the wait

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User_Removed
15 Jul 2007 - 10:04 AM

Excellent capture, well composed shot.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 10:18 AM

Lovely shot, and I do like the sky with a nice mix of blue and clouds.
Rende

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AngelaR
AngelaR  10155 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 - 10:18 AM

Lovely comp Moira - your series is so fascinating.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1070 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 10:28 AM

Thanks everyone, and Barbara - I thought you would appreciate this story, but I never guessed it would be quite so personal for you!
Moira

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 10:43 AM

Nice atmosphere to this shot Moira, and great history too. Nicely put together.

John Smile

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Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 11:52 AM

Love the burgundy colour hedge.

Best Matt

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wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
15 Jul 2007 - 2:39 PM

Well done on keeping order in the picture

Doug

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 2:46 PM

Like the ''rustic'' looking hedge.Also the weather ****.Always nice little details in church buildings.It looks in good condition too,well looked after.Good one Moira.
Mick.

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 3:16 PM

I like the framing of the church by the greenery..you have so much of interest where you live Moira..I wouldn't have a hope taking photos in Dobwalls!
Di

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Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 3:40 PM

It'a a good sky, and it's a nice view of the Church, interesting story.
Brian

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TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 4:22 PM

Great composition!

Ty

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 4:31 PM

I like the framing with the trees, and the detail in the stonework looks great. The splash of red contrasts well with the scene. Well observed and taken.

Phil

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Hop-A-Long
15 Jul 2007 - 5:38 PM

Lovely shot with great composition. The sky was well worth the wait. You do live in a very interesting place. The story is brilliant.
Andy

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 - 5:53 PM

Excellent composition and great sky,nice colours and lovely light.

Mo.

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 - 8:00 PM

i love the comp its a good job its not in liverpool developers would of turned it into appartments,lovely story.
ian.

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John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys e2 Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2007 - 11:25 PM

Dear Moira - another very nice image and a great piece of very interesting local history. One thing I've noticed in severa of your pictures - going back to the school, the John Wesley plaque and the road works, is the amount of really nice masonary work in your town. My father in law (now deceased) was a stone mason and he was the last in a long line of masons. Through him we got a good appreciation of the craft of masons, which has been lost in this day and age. John

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ChristineL
16 Jul 2007 - 8:19 AM

a great story, you're finding out a lot of interesting stuff about your town with this series,
Chris.

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gingerdelight
16 Jul 2007 - 4:34 PM

A wonderful shot and well worth your 30!!
x Carol x

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