Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 1st April, 2018)
Standish from Haigh
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Be nice when they are finished
A new angle this David it took a minute to get mi bearings .
And yet they still insist on calling it a 'village' !???!
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.
Not sure if the council's motto is Ancient & Loyal or Progress with Unity but a more apt one would be Seek and Destroy.
Future generations will wonder what it was like to live in a village instead of the 'urban sprawl'!
Future Generations need somewhere to live Veronica. The land on which your house was built was once all fields you know!
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?
It will all end Veronica in a Malthusian catastrophe !
Just hope as Dtease does ... I won't be here to see it! ( Battery Hens come to mind!.....)
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.
I don't think it's been a village since about the 1940's !
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.