Church/Shevington Lane

Corner of Church Lane and Shevington Lane

This corner has changed enormously since the photograph below was taken in 1920. 

Shevington Lane 1920
A 1920 photograph of the Junction of Shevington Lane and Church Lane with the park to the right.  In the background is the chimney of Prince Albert Colliery where at 9.30am on 5 November 1861 there was an explosion that killed 10 miners, the eldest 59 and the youngest a boy of 12.  On 27 November 2010 (Lancashire Day), Shevington and District Community Association installed a plaque in the Memorial Garden to commemorate the disaster.

Corner of Church Lane/Shevington Lane circa 1920

Memorial plaque

War Memorials
There are two War Memorials in Shevington.  One in the Memorial Gardens to remember those killed in both World Wars.  The other smaller one is in the grounds of nearby St Anne’s Church and is to remember those men from Standish Lower Ground who were killed in the First World War and worked at John Pitt and Taylor Pitt.  Three of those killed were awarded the Military Medal and one was also awarded the Croix de Guerre. Two of the soliders on the War Memorial are buried in St Anne’s Church yard with the unique white headstone.

War Memorial at Memorial Gardens
War Memorial at St Anne's Church

Dedication of New War Memorial 
On Rememberance Sunday 9 November 1952 a stone donated by a local quary was dedicated to those from Shevington Parish killed in both World Wars.  The stone was placed on land donated to the parish by Theobold Dixon of Shevington New Hall which is now called the Memorial Garden.

Dedication of the War Memorial.
March past including Veterans.

St Anne's Church New and Present Photographs
St Anne's Church was funded by the people of Standish Lower Ground and celebrated its 125 years anniversary in 2012.

St Anne's Churchyard - present day.

Plough and Harrow

Old photograph of the Plough and Harrow.
The Plough and Harrow - 2012.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
In summer 2012 To Commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, these beds at the corner of Church Lane and Shevington Lane were planted with red and white begonias and blue ageratum.  The two beds in the Memorial Garden were planted with small red and white begionia in the shape of the St George’s cross.

Diamond Jubilee Stone    
A stone to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, funded by residents of  Shevington Parish from the precept, was installed in the Memorial Garden and unveiled in July 2012.

North West in Bloom Judging Day - July 2012
A second Silver Gilt  was awarded in 2012.  Two members of the team with Brendan one of the North West in Bloom Judges for 2012.


This was the year that Shevington won the RHS North West in Bloom Gold Medal, and the Preston's of Bolton Silver Salver for the Best Town in the North West. They were also invited to enter Britain in Bloom 2014 in their 50th Anniversary year.

Floral crosses of St George in Memorial Park

Bee-Hive planter new for 2013


 Church Lane Beds in Spring 2014

Tulips in Memorial Park Spring 2014