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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 24th January, 2014) Views: 2,637 
Ancient Yew Trees
 Ancient Yew Trees   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Behind what is now the Owls pub in Standish.

Comment by Ellen on 24th January 2014 at 00:07
What tales these magnificent trees could tell, if they were in Lord of the Rings!!
....any idea how old they are?


Comment by andy on 24th January 2014 at 03:01
i remember these trees so well, im 34 now, they was roughly 10ft tall back when i was 10 years of age, it goes to show that ' Miracle grow' really does work :-P x


Comment by kath on 24th January 2014 at 07:00
beautiful. I love trees.I don't know Standish but I've just found ancestors connected to St Wilfrids and Standish Hall [as gardener]


Comment by Mick on 24th January 2014 at 07:36
I heard the Owls at Standish was once the old Standish rectory and the yews planted when the rectory was built so that makes the two yews as old as the building and thats very old


Comment by Janice on 24th January 2014 at 09:06
Nice image Mick. You can't beat nature for form and texture!


Comment by Flitter on 24th January 2014 at 09:38
Spoiled by that rubbish. You should have moved it.


Comment by Anne on 24th January 2014 at 10:01
Andy are you sure these are the trees you saw when you were ten????


Comment by Roy on 24th January 2014 at 10:20
Mick, The Owls Restaurant which has been open approximately 40 years stands on what was the site of the Rectory. Photo by Ron Hunt on page 4 of the Standish photos.
Kath, you say you dont know Standish, but i presume you have seen the 117 photos relating to Standish on WW? If not, go to Album, Places Standish.


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 24th January 2014 at 10:40
If you look at THE OWLS website it says that the building they now occupy used to be the stables for the rectory. It is a very old building.


Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 24th January 2014 at 10:45
Sorry, incorrect information .... my previous post should have said look at St Wilfids website ... that says that the Owls used to be the stables for the rectory.


Comment by Jenny on 24th January 2014 at 12:58
This photo would have been much nicer had it been touched up a wee bit.


Comment by Janice on 24th January 2014 at 14:19
Jenny how could you! Gary will be up arms!!! However I do agree! a touch of hdr and tweak in levels would make an amazing difference - and no G. it is not cheating, merely what would have happened in the old dark room!


Comment by Mick on 24th January 2014 at 16:35
I think you would see even less if it was in a dark room Janice.


Comment by Garry on 24th January 2014 at 19:05
Where's Lizzie these days...Janice, is right...but she can't spell GARRY, Jenny, no touch ups please. There's no need if your good at taking photos.


Comment by Ruth on 24th January 2014 at 20:58
And my hubbie wonders why I miss living in my beloved Wigan....the photos on here are amazing....I just wish I was back "home"


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 24th January 2014 at 21:51
Why do some people want to "touch" up the photo`s? They wouldnt be "natural" then !


Comment by CJR on 15th April 2014 at 21:15
Ellen, No idea about the age but agree with what stories these trees could tell...


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