(My favourite Woy Woy churches)
It pissed down all yesterday and rained out my walkies. Below is a post I've been meaning to put up for a while. I like the shape of wee old churches. These ones are all on Blackwall Road, going away from the station in the order they are here. (Map)
Seventh Day Adventist Church Blackwall Road Woy Woy. It's set back from the road a bit and easy to miss. Locals, it's between KFC and the optometrist near Westpac.
It has a lovely door.
St John the Baptist, Blackwall Road Woy Woy. On the roundabout near the Roosters and the Thai restaurant.
It used to have a couple of lovely shady trees out the front but they went. Then some silly bugger has built a giant silver cake across the road.
There's units round it now. Rather nice units actually. In sympathy with the old brick and flat arches of the church. Before the units there was some old school buildings.
Old St John's also has a lovely door.
St David's Blackwall Road Woy Woy
Very plain inside but a charming exterior. If you look on the left edge of the picture, just above the fence, you can see more units being built behind the church. They're finished now. Units for Dear Old Things.
St Luke's Blackwall Road Woy Woy, now the Woy Woy Environment Centre. My favourite. Built in 1908, a stripped-down version of Carpenter Goth. The style is circa 1840 - circa 1890 but it can be years between the plans being drawn up and the building actually starting.
The green dots are the wee old churches.
From the top they are:
Seventh Day Adventist
Old St John's (twin dots, upper, lower dot is the giant silver cake)
St Luke's, now the Woy Woy Environment Centre
I rambled on a bit about wee old wooden churches a bit in 2005.
The red line of dots is the old WWII emergency airstrip.