A 5:30am jog around Ormskirk, due to Jet Lag, was a beautifully peaceful way to explore this historic English Market Town in the heart of West Lancashire. Home of Audrey and Bill and where Kerrie largely grew up.
The centerpiece of the town is the the 12th Century Ormskirk Parish Church. As Bill tells me every time we visit…the church is one of the only three churches in the country to have both a tower and a steeple.
It is in need of restoration but you can still appreciate the beauty of the stain glass windows and I especially like the grave stones lining the surrounding paths.
The town has 4 market streets / lanes that all lead up to a central clock tower.
Church Street – Aughton Street
Two lovely buildings were the Old School House, now a Furniture Store and the Magistrates Court which has just closed down. What I especially liked about the Magistrates Court was the engraved wordings above the doors.
The railway station has also been recently renovated. It marks the end of the Ormskirk Line from Liverpool.
Finally there is the many pubs, most are now operating as other stores, but it amazes me how so many pubs used to survive.
It is a lovely English Town and exploring early morning when no people were around added to the mystic of it all.