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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 25th April, 2013)

Oddfellows Hall


Oddfellows Hall
Church Street, Standish.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ken R on 25th April 2013 at 00:03

Interesting photo. You will probably get many comments from the Odd Fellows on this site.

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 25th April 2013 at 00:29

thats odd

Comment by: alan on 25th April 2013 at 00:40

Are people from Standish really odd ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th April 2013 at 04:03

The Oddfellows are a not for profit organisation with Branches across the UK that provide social activities, care and support to our members.
This is the Earl of Surrey branch, see:-
https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/Branches/110532/Earl-of-Surrey
Also see :-
https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/About-us
Is there an Evenfellows, Tom? lol

Comment by: RON HUNT on 25th April 2013 at 08:27

My dad was a member of the Oddfellows I remember going to a Canrival/Sports Day organised by the club and won a race winning a cricket bat<g> God that must have been 60 years ago and I can remember it like it was yesterday. The event was on a field behind the old Brewery.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th April 2013 at 09:11

I remember that building from when I worked in Standish many years ago and saw it again recently when visiting Standish with a friend. Tom, please don't forget about the full version of your Walking-Day article in Past Forward. I am itching to read it!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 25th April 2013 at 11:34

Yes interesting picture....is there any significance that one door is white and one is black....just curious....cheers!!!

Comment by: Garry up under on 25th April 2013 at 12:44

They ran out white paint, Lizzie!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 25th April 2013 at 15:36

When I was a child,Oddfellows owned our house and many more in Wigan.

Comment by: Ken R on 25th April 2013 at 18:14

I didn't know you were an Oddfellow, Ernest.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th April 2013 at 20:31

White for the goodies....black for the baddies !!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th April 2013 at 21:00

Ken R, I`m not an Oddfellow, just an old fella!

Comment by: alan lad on 25th April 2013 at 21:29

Ron i remember the after carnival event on the field off school lane ,sure it was held on that field more than once ,it would not be allowed on there today even if there was no houses on due to H&S about the top and bottom lodges i bet.

Comment by: Art on 26th April 2013 at 01:38

There's a couple o' oddfellows in Shevvy Ken..;o)

Comment by: cindy on 22nd June 2013 at 16:39

Sadly The Odd Fellows Hall is now up for sale.

Comment by: val park. on 27th January 2015 at 23:24

My great grandfather is Ben Park JP and his name is on one of the stones fixed in the building. Don't know much more about things. Would love to know more about him. I lost my dad his great grandson in January 2008. Any body that can give me information I would love to hear from you. Val.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th June 2019 at 10:56

Now gone. Replaced by a car park !!

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