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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st April, 2018)

Standish from Haigh

Standish from Haigh
Groundwork is being carried out on the housing site south of Rectory Lane. St Wilfrid’s School playing fields visible to the right, with the church spire beyond.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 1st April 2018 at 06:58

Be nice when they are finished

Comment by: Alan lad on 1st April 2018 at 08:19

A new angle this David it took a minute to get mi bearings .

Comment by: June on 1st April 2018 at 09:38

And yet they still insist on calling it a 'village' !???!

Comment by: DTease on 1st April 2018 at 09:38

Standish was once a wonderful place to visit, now it's a nightmare.
I hope I'm long gone before my hometown suffers the same fate.

Comment by: Poet on 1st April 2018 at 10:41

Not sure if the council's motto is Ancient & Loyal or Progress with Unity but a more apt one would be Seek and Destroy.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st April 2018 at 12:25

Future generations will wonder what it was like to live in a village instead of the 'urban sprawl'!

Comment by: Phil on 1st April 2018 at 12:46

Future Generations need somewhere to live Veronica. The land on which your house was built was once all fields you know!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st April 2018 at 13:48

Yes Phil the house I live in was built on farm land- according to the deeds- Owned by two spinsters. Now the Hulton estate is being built on with thousands of houses and the residents are in revolt because of traffic problems. Where will it all end?

Comment by: Poet on 1st April 2018 at 15:11

It will all end Veronica in a Malthusian catastrophe !

Comment by: Veronica on 1st April 2018 at 16:13

Just hope as Dtease does ... I won't be here to see it! ( Battery Hens come to mind!.....)

Comment by: Cyril on 1st April 2018 at 16:17

Even in the early 1990s it was a council joke that Standish would one day become no longer a village but a city.

The saying - there's many a true word spoken in jest, comes to mind.

Comment by: Janette on 1st April 2018 at 19:25

I don't think it's been a village since about the 1940's !

Comment by: Al on 1st April 2018 at 20:40

Standish is becoming more overcrowded and urbanised by the year thanks to more luxury dream housing estates being built catering exclusively for the more well to do with their fancy BMWS, Porsches and private number plate 4x4s, no doubt outpricing the people who‘ve lived in the area for generations. Orrell, Billinge, Appley Bridge and Shevington seem to be not far behind.

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