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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 15th October, 2014)

Eagle & Child

Eagle & Child
The former Eagle & Child pub, Market Place Standish undergoing restoration.
My submission for June 11th, taken from the spire of St Wilfrid's, shows the poor state of this building, particularly its felt-covered slate roof. This has now been removed, along with the rendering, and an extensive restoration project seems to be in hand including, it appears, new internal blockwork walls. Looking forward to seeing it unveiled. Does the TV aerial, strapped to a scaffolding pole, mean the house is being lived in while the work goes on?

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Roy on 15th October 2014 at 00:08

Yes it is David, i thought you would have known that, as the person who lives there is a sidesman at St Wilfrids.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th October 2014 at 08:05

Give me a chance, Roy - I've only been here for a year.

Comment by: Mick on 15th October 2014 at 08:06

Im bet that roof could tell a few tales if it could talk.

It would have seen all those Standishers being pelted with rotten eggs when they where put in the stocks.

It would have seen the American GI back up his truck and knock down his Standish well.

And it would have see thousands of weddings and funerals going to St Wilfs.

Maybe the telly aerial as been screwed up there to keep it safe while the work is being done.

Comment by: Roy on 15th October 2014 at 09:36

Yes i realise that David but you have 'got involved' in that year and are now part of the pastoral team, are you not?, albeit first reserve, which is good for all concerned. I wont say who lives there on here but you can ask your own questions to find out,i know he will answer anything you want to know regarding the property, he has lived there probably 50 years to my knowledge. By the way i bought two of your excellent calendars, one of which is now in Australia, as is MY photographic version of this former butchers shop and public house in its present state. Keep up the good work.

Comment by: Andrew on 15th October 2014 at 20:35

Looks like a fascinating building!

Comment by: Craven on 20th October 2014 at 18:09

Roy, My God, how boring. Give him a call for dire sake! This is a forum. Rev , over to you.

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