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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th November, 2012)

Black Bull

Black Bull
Black Bull public house, Standish.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Views: 4,165

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th November 2012 at 01:20

Great picture Alan, very proud with the flags, and a cold day, everyone rugged up. As I am writing this it is over 30degC here, very nearly summer, yes I know it is really confusing. My new son-in-law is spending his first Christmas here with no snow!!! Cheers!!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 24th November 2012 at 11:06

I prefer snow at Christmas, they both go together. After saying that, I don't mind a bad winter if we could guarantee a lovely hot summer. Enjoy the heat Lizzy.

Comment by: Garry on 24th November 2012 at 11:47

Four week from now, it's Chrismas Eve...have you all done your Christmas shopping?

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th November 2012 at 14:37

I was here only recently with a friend from London whose great-uncle's name is on one of the banners, We came to see them last year and take a photo but they had been taken down and the people in the pub went to the trouble of getting the banners out of storage just so my friend could photograph his great-uncle's mame. Well done the staff at The Black Bull!

Comment by: Brian from Massachusetts on 24th November 2012 at 15:45

Many, many years ago Location of one of my first pints. Under age in the tap room and in walks a police officer. Turned out he was a Salvation Army officer collecting for Christmas. We were so relieved we put almost all of our money in the collection box. Good times. Thanks for the pic Alan

Comment by: Mick on 24th November 2012 at 17:47

Brian I remember the same thing happening to me and my mates every time the Salvation army came into the pub.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th November 2012 at 21:34

Yes Colin I will enjoy the heat, but not too much of it as like most people I just hibernate in our lounge with the air conditioning, we are tipped for 37deg by next Thursday!!! Air conditioning here I come!!! Cheers!!

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2012 at 08:29

Theres some Standish videos here.


Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th November 2012 at 21:37

Lovely picture Alan.

Comment by: sheilaw on 26th November 2012 at 20:36

well done to the black bull we should all show more appreciation of our great heros

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