Monday, 13 April 2015

The Vestry Door

A photograph I took at the Church of St Michael, Flixton. An old and pretty Church on a rise of land overlooking the water meadows of the Mersey river towards Cheshire. As is often the case with such an old edifice, there are stories of secret passages down to the river and interesting anecdotes of time gone by, so I wanted to convey that look with this picture. The effects were created with photo effects, brushes and shapes.
Hilary Hartigan 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Sunday at Alderley

A lovely afternoon at the Church of St Mary, Alderley in Cheshire. Hidden from the traffic at the end of Church Lane and surrounded by meadows and birdsong, this was where the search for our Salthouse family began when we discovered that my great great grandparents, John Salthouse and Lucy Walters, were married there on 31st March 1842. Over the years mother and I had visited quite often, found where most of the family lived and were buried and discovered a few stories and artifacts related to the family, so it was nice to visit again with David and meet our Alderley friends.
Hilary Hartigan 2015