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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 15th July, 2012) Views: 3,149 
Standish Gardens
 Standish Gardens   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Comment by Ellen on 15th July 2012 at 00:16
Unfortunate, the placing of the Funeral Care plaque!--But a very tasteful commemoration.


Comment by GEOFF on 15th July 2012 at 02:06
Well done to Standish Community Forum for tidying up a small blot on the landscape with something that will live on in Standish for many years to come. Pity about what appears to be a piece of litter on the right hand side of the pic, I hope it has just blown there and not been left maliciously.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 03:31
Good plug fot the Coop, Mick. Forward a copy to them and you may get free groceries for a year!
The ship is obviously the Mayflower in which Myles or Miles Standish sailed from Plymouth in 1620. I`m amazed at the differences between us and the Yanks in spelling, pronunciation etc. and their gallon and ton are different to ours [as well as the price of petrol (gas)!!].
Not sure what the significance of the bird is. Is it an owl? - "The Owls" in Standish. Can`t make out what`s in front of it`s feet.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 03:56
Before anyone says they (The Coop) may give you a free funeral, Mick, that`s not to be sniffed at!


Comment by David Fairclough on 15th July 2012 at 04:15
What an odd location, next to a funeralcare


Comment by dirty harry on 15th July 2012 at 07:51
yet another waste of tax payers money . wont be long before its got spray paint all over it saying dirty harry was here etc.


Comment by Jean Davies on 15th July 2012 at 08:17
The memorial looks good, the position is not so good. Next to Funeralcare?????


Comment by peterp on 15th July 2012 at 08:41
Wheres the flowers?All I can see is stone slabs and concrete flags.


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 15th July 2012 at 08:51
Ernest... the owl is part of the coat of arms of the Standish family. The owl is holding a rat...not sure about the significance of that.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 09:48
Thanks Bradshaws Girl. Refer :-
http://www.mylesstandish.info/Standish%20of%20the%20BURGH.htm
This makes it clear that the owl is standing on a rat which is lying on its back with feet in the air.
Doesn`t give a reason for this heraldic device.


Comment by Nev Buchanan on 15th July 2012 at 12:48
There is a funeral directors on both sides of the memorial! Co-Op and Banks's


Comment by Bob on 15th July 2012 at 19:00
No tax payer money was used on this all donations form local firms and the Standish forum, And very well done to all invold


Comment by alan lad on 15th July 2012 at 19:41
I agree with geoff well done to the forum ,the position is spot on in my eyes something for Standishers to be proud of.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 15th July 2012 at 20:30
I agee.......Pity about the advertising plaque, but is has probably been there a lomg time.!


Comment by Edward on 15th July 2012 at 21:47
You are truly mentally perturbed, Dirty Harry.


Comment by Garry on 15th July 2012 at 22:20
Edward he's taking the "P" he want's a reaction, it happens everytime.


Comment by Roy on 16th July 2012 at 08:55
Jean F the plaque hasn,t been there much longer than the stonework, a couple of months i,d say. There is more stonework involved in the garden than this and maybe Mick could have taken the photo from a slightly different angle, but this is not a critisism of his work.


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