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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 19th September, 2016)

Standish


Standish
Taken from St Wilfrids bell tower.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Maggie K on 19th September 2016 at 11:42

It looks so nice clean and peaceful - nothing like what it is like when you are stuck in traffic at any part of this junction.

Comment by: Andrew on 19th September 2016 at 20:30

I didn't know you were choirboy too, Mick :-)

Nice pic tho - I imagine at least a weeks worth of views for WW.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 19th September 2016 at 23:35

a very interesting picture Mick, you were fortunate to be able to use such a good vantage point. Just a point of interest the building on the right now an estate agency ,was Noel Chadwicks on the opposite corner now occupied by Aldi was the site of The Wheatsheaf Public House.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 20th September 2016 at 00:05

a very interesting picture Mick, you were fortunate to be able to use such a good vantage point. Just a point of interest the building on the right now an estate agency ,was Noel Chadwicks on the opposite corner now occupied by Aldi was the site of The Wheatsheaf Public House.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th September 2016 at 09:10

Another unusual shot from the steeple, a bit lower than last years picture by the steeplejack. To the left The Black Bull pub, to the right, what once was Booths general store/sweet shop. Behind the Bull the gable end of Garlands florists. The sign in front of the gable end says no left turn at the lights ahead. Wish I'd a £1 for every time I've seen this ignored. Accident waiting to happen.

Comment by: Roy on 21st September 2016 at 01:10

WN1 you are a bit to young for this photo, as Tom says, Noel Chadwicks and Wheatsheaf Pub, but the ironical thing about this pic is that the shop that you remember as Booths,was, in the 1940s, TOM WALSH gents outfitters, and i lived at what you call and what is now Garlands Forist, 19 Market St from 1941 till 1965.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 21st September 2016 at 12:36

I remember The Wheatsheaf Pub and drank in there before they pulled it, and Almonds brewery behind it down. I remember the last Landlord being a certain Ritchie Johns who kept us young 'un's in line. Also remember Noel Chadwicks butchers and Joe Hunters electrical shop that also sold bicycle parts,next door the the Wheatsheaf
. Only being born in 1960 I wont remember things from the 40's, just the last 56 years worth

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