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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Sanctuary to the right of the altar, with St. Aloysius, St. Joseph, and St. Anthony (left to right) holding station. (St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 09:00 PDT, SX700 1/20s f3.2 ISO800)

Flanking the right Sanctuary is the old elevated ambo / pulpit, which as in most historic churches has fallen into disuse, but is still retained as part of history. (St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 09:00 PDT, SX700 1/20s f3.2 ISO1000)

St. Barbara, patroness of prisoners Sanctuary (although the statues present are St. Gertrude the Great, the Blessed Mother Mary, and St. Agnes (patroness of children) from left to right) to the left of the altar. (St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 09:01 PDT, SX700 1/25s f3.2 ISO800)

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Turn left for the town. On the left, 120 metres on, is the Tally Ho, a substantial red sandstone building. Inside this inn are many photographs of Winchburgh in the days when the oil and brickworks were in full operation. On the other side there is a delightful war memorial figure of a drummer boy. An architectural guide points out ‘in the village, a pompous Police Station’, which has a splendid dragon on the ‘gully box’ (start of downpipe from guttering); it is now a pharmacy. A carved bird and the date 1903 adorn the Star and Garter. A few shops offer the chance of supplementary snacks. More intriguing names in the area: Lampkinsdub, Paddockhall, Mounthooly, Cauldcoats, Totleywells, Tar Hill Once down the steps onto the towpath there’s one of several barriers to discourage motorcycles. A sign notes ‘6 miles to Linlithgow’; many consider these miles to Linlithgow the most serene and pleasing of all, as much is tree-lined and the noise of parallel rail lines and the M9 is muted. A cottage on the far side has landscaped its portion of travel destination; Bridge 33 (Myre Bridge) only leads a track over to fields (a compensatory bridge), and in the deep-set stretch beyond there is the stage post for Sections 2 and 3, along with a battered old milestone (illustrated, page xix).

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