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coolboyslim

UK St. John the Baptist School, Wigan MAY 2015

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Ok time to get some stuff up outta my large back log lol. History seems a little weak on this but im sure you know it by now.

 

Explore : Ok took 2 atempts due to gardeners round back being nosey lol. And also the original planned way was sealed. Overall was a decent mooch @stranton joined me on this adventure lol. And moaned all the way. To be honest the classrooms where best bit ohhhhh and strantons now famous train lol. Anyway thanks to @Vulex for first heads up on this. Sorry i aint been posting much i deffo been getting lazy :-(.. Not sue exact date it was in 2015. Anyways on with pics.

 

 

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Found this heartwarming a single drawing left behind..

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I tried to catch the sunset has i did the street lamps came on. It created this lol

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Has always thanks to everyone for looking its very apreciated ..

See you soon all.

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9 hours ago, Lavino said:

Nice one rob I do remember you going here. Infact I was on the phone to you while you was in the taxi haha

Lol yea forgot about that. Thx for replying m8ty.

 

7 hours ago, Andy said:

I especially like the gothic-looking window and the last shot with the light & shadow.

Yep those windows where nice .. funny the last pic I thought would fail cause of the lamps outside. But instead made a rather nice shot. Thanks for replying its appreciated.

 

6 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Good to see you posting again @coolboyslim. I have to say I'm super keen on seeing this for myself. Something about those old classrooms, love it :thumb 

I know been toooooo long lol. My apologies. Has for seeing it not sure how it's changed now. But them classrooms are great for pics . Otherwise not much else. But the stage area was OK also. If you're in the area check it out .. if not its probably not worth a trip unless you have others planned . Thanks m8ty for replying and thanks to all its always appreciated.

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Love that those old classrooms are still set out like this, I do like an old school and this reminds me of my junior school I went to. 

Thanks for posting :thumb 

 

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