11th July 2011

today's evening walk: around Wigton with Leo Holden and the Lake District volunteers


Leo tells us about the history of St Mary's Church


many of the old gravestones have been flattened and laid into this pathway


inside the church


a close up of the east window


the three windows donated by Melvyn Bragg - well worth a visit for a closer look


old benefactions to the church


much of interest to see in the churchyard


old cottages seen from the churchyard ..


.. and the reproduction plaque thereon


the birthplace of Melvyn Bragg and some other notable natives of Wigton


Thomlinson Junior School - historic and still active


St Mary's Church


Redmayne Tailors, a long established company in Wigton


the Crown Hotel


the old fountain and war memorial in the centre of Wigton


the throstle has a special significance for the town


an old gas light


zooming in on the gaslight


inscription at the foot of the gaslight


old pump next to the gaslight