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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 25th February, 2015)

St Wilfrid’s Peace Gate and Spire


St Wilfrid’s Peace Gate and Spire
St Wilfrid’s Peace Gate and Spire, from Church Street. The Lychgate pub is open for business at present, after a period of closure.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 25th February 2015 at 07:53

If I was in charge of Standish I would make all of this area traffic free.

I would build a new road from Rectory lane over the old golf course into Grove lane and Wigan road.

Then the historical area around the Church, Well and Stocks could be traffic free and hold market days and other events.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th February 2015 at 11:14

I worked in Standish many years ago and have always liked it. The pub wasn't called The Lychgate then; I can't remember what is was called. This area would look nice with a market....it is just the right sort of place. But parking in Standish is a problem.

Comment by: Brendell on 25th February 2015 at 15:58

Was in Wigan on a rare trip before Christmas and happened to be in Standish. I was amazed by the number of memorials to pit workers under the Lychgate of the church. Quite fascinating.

Comment by: david on 25th February 2015 at 16:48

What was the pub originally called?

Comment by: alan lad on 25th February 2015 at 18:34

When I were a lad the pub was The Black Horse J B Almond ale .

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th February 2015 at 20:14

The Black Horse.....that's it!

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