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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th February, 2013)


Apartments built on the old Standish Bleachworks site.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
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Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2013 at 00:02

I love these houses, cant believe some of the locals protested about the building of them and wanted to keep the derelict old bleachworks instead of having these.

Comment by: Ken R on 17th February 2013 at 00:04

Looks very nice, do you need a permit to fish?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th February 2013 at 01:43

Nice pic for my album if I may....

Comment by: Ellen on 17th February 2013 at 01:53

-And very nice they look, too. I agree with you, Mick.

Comment by: cyril on 17th February 2013 at 11:17

Why do we insist on using americanised estate agent jargon and calling flats as apartments nowadays.

I don't think you would like to live in them though Mick as they're very compact inside.

Comment by: A Parr on 17th February 2013 at 11:29

Good pic,Alan.Very nice on the inside too,was there 2 years ago

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 17th February 2013 at 11:31

More info on the development of the site can be found at (Thanks Ernest for alerting me to the info on a previous occasion.)

Some of the factors taken into consideration were:
"There are many key characteristics which stand out in the conservation area and contribute towards making the area one of special architectural and historic importance, for example:
- Dominance of red brick building material;
- Slate roofing materials;
- Mature trees and woodland;
- The ‘lagoon’ or lake
- Open space."

Comment by: Roy on 17th February 2013 at 13:51

A lot of these aren,t flats but three story houses.

Comment by: Alan H on 17th February 2013 at 14:36

There seems to be a distinct lack of garages. Either too small to get a car in or garage being used for storage due to lack of space inside house/ flat /appartment.Still looks like a prison block when you approach from Rectory Lane

Comment by: tricia on 17th February 2013 at 19:20

Not often I disagree with you Mick but I think they could have done something nicer here. The Bleachworks were awful but to me these places look like some kind of Institution. Still, beauty is in the eye of the beholder,and we all like different things.

Anyone.... some good pics of Gathurst lately but does anyone ever take their camera into Porters Wood these days please?

Comment by: Evelyn on 17th February 2013 at 20:26

Can't agree with you Cyril unless there are different sizes of apartment. My friend lives in one and she has plenty of room.
As for all the parking on the road the trouble is that every house has 2 and 3 cars.
When my friend bought the apartment it also included a parking space.She has endless trouble because other people will insist in parking in her space. Morris Homes are no help, she asked them to paint the apartment numbers on the spaces to avoid confusion but they have refused saying THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO!!!!!!

Comment by: owdkewyed on 17th February 2013 at 21:35

I think 'Lagoon' is stretching it a BIT

Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2013 at 22:17

Theres two videos here one of Dean wood and one of Porters wood

Comment by: Helen on 18th February 2013 at 08:05

Everyview is spoilt by parked cars these days...take the cars out of this photo & you have a different scene alogether.....the skip & the metal storage shed have to go as well !

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 18th February 2013 at 08:08

Tricia - here's one of mine from Porter's Wood.

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