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The Gallery contains the work of Derek Ralphs who along with Rev Arthur Dobb photographed as many churches as possible in the Greater Manchester area in the 1970s. Many were published in a special, now out of print book entitled "Like a mighty tortoise, A history of the Manchester Diocese". The photos offer a unique glimpse of churches and their interiors.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:arthur dobb, bury, church of england, churches, derek ralphs, manchester, photographers, religion

Bolton Parish Church 1980

Bolton Parish Church 1980

Bolton, Deane Road, The Saviour's Church 1975

Bolton, Deane Road, The Saviour's Church 1975

Bolton, Deane Road, The Saviours Church demolition

Bolton, Deane Road, The Saviours Church demolition

Bolton, Lever Bridge, Darcy Lever, St Stephen & All Martyrs, spire model

Bolton, Lever Bridge, Darcy Lever,  St Stephen & All Martyrs, spire model

Bolton, Lever Bridge,Darcy Lever, St Stephen and All Martyrs

Bolton, Lever Bridge,Darcy Lever, St Stephen and All Martyrs

Bury, St Paul's in 1977

Bury, St Paul's in 1977

Eccles Parish Church 1977

Eccles Parish Church 1977

Heywood, Ashworth, St James' July 1976

Heywood, Ashworth, St James' July 1976

Manchester Cathedral 1976

Manchester Cathedral 1976

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, flower seller 1975

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, flower seller 1975

Manchester, Ancoats, Blossom Street, St Peter's Church

Manchester, Ancoats, Blossom Street, St Peter's Church

Manchester, Ancoats, Every Street, All Soul's

Manchester, Ancoats, Every Street, All Soul's

Manchester, Ardwick Green, St Thomas's church exterior

Manchester, Ardwick Green, St Thomas's church exterior

Manchester, Ardwick Green, St Thomas's church interior

Manchester, Ardwick Green, St Thomas's church interior

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Lukes Church

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Lukes Church

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Lukes Church, organ

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Lukes Church, organ

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Marks

Manchester, Cheetham Hill, St Marks

Manchester, Cheetwood, St Alban's

Manchester, Cheetwood, St Alban's

Manchester, Cheetwood, St Alban's Interior

Manchester, Cheetwood, St Alban's Interior

Manchester, Clayton, Holy Cross

Manchester, Clayton,  Holy Cross