Singleton village and its church

Singleton is a little village with a strong local community. It is however somewhere that you go through. I was on my way to Poulton from Wrea Green. It does cut out a great chunk of busy roads - and it's a nice drive too. The church is lovely, situated just around the bend from the Fire Station. It actually has a fire station! Its made of wood!
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However I stopped, discovered a lost, or at least a misplaced, treasure. photographed the memorials and the church and then carried onto Poulton. Not that it is great place to stop. 

Here are the photos. The originating pages are here and here. The Miller family is very prominent in this area there is also a pub called the Millers Arms.

For anyone with an interest in the Miller family this site is also of interest

The Lych Gate into the church.

The Church dedicated to St Anne

Looking towards the lych gate from the side of the church. The second gate is clearly visible. Apparently the second gate leads onto the land at Singleton hall. These seem to be flats but were once owned by the Miller family. In my early teacher days Singleton Hall was attached to Blackpool and the Fylde college. I did one session there. My wife was timetabled there in the late '80's and '90's

The lych gate towards Singleton Hall - got to revisit and photograph





IN MEMORY OF
RICHARD HARRISON ESQ OF BANKFIELD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 21ST 1836
AGED 63 YEARS
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED WIDOW
AS AN ENDEARING TESTIMONY OF HER AFFECTION


SAINT ANNE
SINGLETON
SUNDAY SCHOOL BANNER

FAITH HOPE CHARITY
BUT THE GREATEST OF
THESE IS CHARITY
ERECTED
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
ISABEL ARMIDE MILLER
BORN NOVEMBER 13 1849
DIED JUNE 11TH 1910
by
S. JULIA BYRNE
and
EMILIE M.MILLER
AND THEIR CHILDREN



TO THE BELOVED MEMORY OF
WILLIAM GEORGE PERCIVAL
-MILLER-
BORN OCTOBER 25 : 1875
DIED SEPTEMBER 1 : 1906
THIS MEMORIAL IS PLACED
BY HIS MOTHER, BROTHERS,
AND SISTERS
---
"FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED
BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD,
THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD".



In Memory of
Thomas Miller
of Winkley Square Preston
and
Singleton Lancashire
died 24th of June 1865
aged 54 years.
This Brass is erected
by his children
in affectionate remembrance
--------------
My refuge is in God




Towards the Altar

The Font


This is the cross pedestal that I "discovered"
on my visit.

The wooden Firestation,
the road to the church is to the left.

Singleton Firestation. I believe it is now an electricity sub-station.
Surely it is a listed building.

Fire Station to the right. Church road to the right also.
The road to the left curls round and will ultimately join Garstang Road at what we call the Singleton Traffic lights

Lodge Lane

Almost facing Church road. Needs a bit of TLC

On Lodge Lane


Singleton Car Sales -Looks like it has been sold for building.

Info here
Built in 1924, the hall has been a focus of parish life ever since, but its use has reduced in recent years because of the building’s condition. The committee now needs to raise £275,000 to upgrade the building, which is in a Conservation Area, to provide the right venue for today’s activities.

The bowling green next to Singleton Parish Hall
The very elegant roof of the church.