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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th June, 2017)

Beech Walk


Beech Walk
Standish.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Views: 2,461

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2017 at 00:34

Top end of Beech Walk could do with some holes filling in.

Comment by: Ellen on 10th June 2017 at 01:06

It's been said many times before, but I can't resist; "In England's green and pleasant land"

...there's no better word than simply beautiful. Many thanks.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th June 2017 at 07:31

Oh..now that's a lovely shot ,reminds me of follow the yellow brick road,only this is green and lush..a treat for thr eyes..thank you David.

Comment by: walt (north Yorks) on 10th June 2017 at 09:08

In view of the current chaos in our lovely land its good to see our green and pleasant land, this view I find very calming !. Thank you David for the reminder.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th June 2017 at 10:13

You're right, Mick - when this section gets churned up and muddy you can walk through the woods to the left with dry feet - but there's no easy way past the permanent potholes near the end of the Walk. If I'd lived in the new houses just by that section when the sink hole appeared outside the lodge a few weeks ago, I'd have found a way of getting material from the repair works into those holes....
Thanks for the comments, folks - but the state of the Walk after rain reminds us that moving about Olde England was often almost impossible until canals, railways and modern roads came along.

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2017 at 10:25

Walt did yesterdays lovely wild woodland photo in England's green and pleasant land, that some might say was a treat for the eyes photo, calm you down so much that you didnt have the energy to leave a comment.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th June 2017 at 12:20

Robin Hood and his merry men spring to mind! Yes I watched too many pictures at the Scholes Picture House when young ....we didn't have T.V!

Comment by: Syd on 10th June 2017 at 12:33

Einstein once said, "If you want the answer to anything, look at nature".
Fabulous shot David, many thanks.

Comment by: philbee on 10th June 2017 at 14:48

Around about 1950 this was a concrete road from St Maries church
to the water tower near the cricket ground and on to Standish Wood Lane.Probably constructed for the opencast coal workings which stretched down to Elnup wood.(known as Mill Dam wood when i was a lad)

Comment by: Mick on 10th June 2017 at 16:03

Yes Phil you can still see some of the concrete road as the path goes past the hermitage fish pond

Comment by: Ken R on 10th June 2017 at 16:46

Robin Hood (alias Errol Flynn) Little John (Alias Allan Hale)all with American accents, great movies tho.

Comment by: John on 10th June 2017 at 19:11

Lovely photo! but when did the name lose the "S" ? It was always called Beech Walks years ago, 1950s. As shown on item 1840 posted by Ron Hunt (11th photo on the first page of Standish photos in the Wigan World Album under "places")

Comment by: Veronica on 11th June 2017 at 08:41

Not forgetting Richard Green ( what a coincidence the name was!) and Friar Tuck In the TV series In the mid fifties Ken! Used to watch it at a friend's house. Then we would re-enact it in the woods- happy days!

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