Aughton lies to the south of Ormskirk. This is agricultural land. I had the greatest pleasure of attending a wedding here and I couldn’t resist the chance of photographing this very nicely proportioned cross. It commemorates the coronation of George the fifth and Queen Mary in 1911. I cannot recall many coronation crosses, especially George and Mary. He seemed a popular KIng. coming to the throne after his father Edward the Seventh. George was the grandson of Queen Victoria.
|This photo is dated soon after the cross was built. As you can see from the photos below, not much has changed!|
I liked Aughton!