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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st February, 2013)

Standish


Standish
Taken from School Lane.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2013 at 00:04

They could do with knocking down a few of those shops and making the road junction into a roundabout.

Comment by: Ellen on 21st February 2013 at 00:18

This is a really nostalgic scene for me, somehow it seems so very ENGLISH in the very best sense of the word!
Thank you Thomas.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 00:36

Thank you so much Thomas another pic for my album.......a friend of mine from school used to live in school lane.....through the WW message boards I am now back in touch.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Jo Hayes on 21st February 2013 at 02:36

I don't believe this has changed since we left in 1964. I went to school with Susan O'Grady who lived further back up School Lane. Seems just like yesterday walking down from St Maries. Lovely photo thank you.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st February 2013 at 04:30

Where you on a double decker bus or had you shinned up a lamp post, Tom! You`ve caught the sun out on Winter Hill very nicely.
This junction has been responsible for wasting a lot of petrol and diesel over the years.
The Standish bye-pass road never got built. You can see, from Crow Orchard Road, when you come off the M6, where it would have gone under Shevington Lane. Use the little man on Google Earth and save fuel! I placed him where you took this photo from too!

Comment by: Roy on 21st February 2013 at 08:53

Mick, not many people in Standish would agree with the roundabout idea, it,s obviously been spoken about many times and it all comes back to the same question, where would people cross the road at a VERY busy roundabout, the pedestrian crossings would probably have to be at least 100 yards or more away from it on each of the four roads and you would have to walk away from the centre to walk back again and then the same thing in reverse when you wanted to go back across the road. What i will agree with you is, the 'dog leg' could have done with removing years ago and still could, in other words the estate agents and the buildings behind it in Market St should have been taken down. Joe Hayes that would be Susan Grady not O'grady.

Comment by: Mick on 21st February 2013 at 09:13

Jo Hayes if it hadnt have change at all the Wheatsheaf pub would still be there and there would be steam trains crossing the road as they made there way fro robin hill top beech hill.

And there would be no spar no indian and no chinese.

Was Susan Davids brother.

Comment by: Al.C. on 21st February 2013 at 09:48

Mick, it's the traffic that's the problem not the shops!

Comment by: Roy on 21st February 2013 at 11:11

Mick, i dont recall a David, but it was a large family and quite a few of them were younger than me including Susan, so you tend not to remember those. Lizzie down under should remember the younger ones of the family, as she would have gone to school with them

Comment by: Tony haslam on 21st February 2013 at 17:54

Where do you live in oz Lizzie down under. I have a daughter who lives in Adelaide at Seaford Meadows.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 18:57

Yes I remember Susan Grady but that is the only Grady I remember....and it was Grady not O'Grady......
Have a pic of St Marie's walking day will put on Album soon I think Susan Grady is in the pic.....
Morning Jo....have I good day at work.....see you Sunday.....xx

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 19:04

Jo thought it was Susan Grady......you could be right about the O'Grady name...... :-)

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 20:01

Tony......North Eastern Suburbs.....quite a distance from Seaford Medows.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Roy on 21st February 2013 at 20:23

Grady,s lived at the top of School Lane on the right hand side going up the lane, about 250 yards from the traffic lights,they had ten children, is that where your friend lived Lizzie? I dont know of any O'Grady,s that lived in Shool Lane

Comment by: alan lad on 21st February 2013 at 21:32

Was Terry (blob )Grady Susans brother ?and the estate agents shop facing the lights would have been one of the two Chadwicks in Standish in 1964 if memory serves me well.

Comment by: Grod on 21st February 2013 at 21:48

It was Susan Grady along with Jim, Martin, Paddy, Terry, Michael, Kev, Clare, Hilary, Elaine and Mary!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 22:32

Pic is up on Albums.....think Susan Grady the little blonde girl in full view....the pic is old so not too easy to see.....cheers!!!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st February 2013 at 22:35

Sorry Roy ......my friend's name was Pat Speakman.......now Pat Short.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st February 2013 at 23:01

Lizzie, you keep referring to `Album` but don`t say whereabouts!

Comment by: Jo Hayes on 21st February 2013 at 23:35

Maybe I wasnt looking as close as you Mick, Rose coloured glasses you know.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd February 2013 at 00:09

Album....St Marie's walking day.....Cheers Ernest.... :-)

Comment by: Roy on 22nd February 2013 at 08:51

Right on both counts alan lad. Well done with their names Grod, i could have named 7 or 8. I remember now we used to say that the Grady,s could turn a football team out, 11 of them. I only see Jim these days i went to Blob,s funeral a year or so ago.

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