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The Yellow Pipe Church

The Yellow Pipe Church Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2016 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History To keep this location safe from vandals and thieves all I will say is that the church opened it's doors in the late 1880's. My Visit For those who know me or read my reports you will know that I love churches and I was hoping this one would not disappoint. Although the church is not as ornate in design as some of the others I have been to the altars are by far the best I have seen[...]

Sacred Heart Church, Thornton-Cleveleys

Sacred Heart Church Heys Street, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4HN 01253 821637 Visit Date: 1st August 2015 Permission to photograph the inside of the church was kindly granted by Fr P Burns. Also I would like to say thank you to Paul Desborough for arranging the visit. History The church was built at the instigation of Canon James Taylor, Rector of Lytham, in 1899 with the foundation stone being laid on the 17th April 1898. The architects were Pugin and Pugin, who had worked for the Taylor brothers at St Anne’s on Sea and would do so again later at Ansdell. A major benefactor [...]

The Ark Synagogue

Brief History of The Ark Synagogue The synagogue was built in in 1936/1937 and was designed by architect Ernest Alfred Shennan. Built in a rare Art Deco design it features a standard brick-faced façade but has distinctive tall vertical windows. During the Second World War the synagogue became a refuge for families who had been rendered homeless by the heavy bombing of the area. The synagogue closed in 2008 after serving the local Jewish community for over 70 years as the congregation merged with another local synagogue. The synagogue is a listed grade 2 building and features on the Heritag[...]
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