Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 29th August, 2012)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Commonly known as "Spite Row"
There are several websites (use Google) showing this building and plaque. Website :-
is one of them.
Photo # 8451 in Album, Places, Standish page 3, 3rd row, 3rd from left, shows the former butcher`s shop, Worthington`s.
Thanks Thomas. The plaque was interesting but now we see it in situ - giving a better overall view. The building to the right hand side looks as though it could be interesting?
Janice, the building to the right is Standish Wells. Copy and paste :-
Sorry Art, Spite Row was opposite this building and consisted of a row of terraced houses built in front of St Wilfrid,s church. Janice the building on the right is the 'well' and to the left of this are the stocks which you can just see in the photo.
Art Spite row got knocked down a long time ago
Ddon't think so Art. Spite Row was built in front and same side as St.Wilfrids the row has long been demolished. This little area has quite a bit of history. Nice pic Thomas.
Photo # 4169 jn Album, Places, Standish page 1, next to last, shows Spite Row. It`s in front of Parish Ch. and the Eagle and Child Cottage is behind you when looking at this photo.
The well was knocked down by American servicemen on a night out from Burtonwood air base during the war. They had been in the Black Bull pub and reversed their truck into the well. It was restored a few years ago at taxpayers expense. Should have made the Yanks pay up.
I think Spite Row was demolished when the memorail gate was built at the church.
Mick Roy and RG are right.
Thank you Ernest and Roy. I have looked this up and knew it would be interesting. I don't really know Standish so it may be a trp out for me.
when i was a kid in the 60s this was a shop
Alan H wasnt the well restored because of a charitable donation from a Standish business man.
Art, Mick, RG, ALC and Neil: the info at bottom of photo # 4169 (see my comment at 09:24) states that Spite Row was demolished in 1930.
I can still remember the funny smell in the shop from when I was a child in the 50's.
Lovely cottage but it really does look like "an odd one out"
was it Worthings butchers ?
alan lad, read my comment at 03:49. It was Worthington`s butchers.
Worthington,s alan, their son in law still lives in the building.
Sorry, I understood the old Butchers shop was part of Spite Row. I now know that I had the wrong impression.:o(
yes it was worthingtons butchers I used to live there before I got married