Melling – St. Thomas’ Church Lych Gate

Melling folk will know that this lovely lych gate to St. Thomas & The Holy Rood Church on Melling Rock was attacked and burned by vandals last year. I watched the craftsmen repairing it last June:-

I also blogged about lych gates and their history a while back (Jan’ 2017) and here’s link back to that posting should you want to know more about them:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2013/01/17/sefton-church-brooms-cross-and-lich-lych-or-lyke-gates/

Looking at the new oak wood repairs a few days ago brought home to me the craftsmanship of the past which is still alive today.

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Maghull’s almost hidden war memorial

As part of my theme for 2014 here is a shot close to home of the lych gate of St. Andrews Church Maghull which is in fact a war memorial in itself:-

rsz_maghull_-_a_war_memorial_built_into_a_lych_gate_at_st_andrews_church

The photo above is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/