Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 22nd November, 2018)
Very respectful. I remember Standish so well from when I worked there. Hard to believe it's almost forty-eight years ago! It doesn't seem to change much.
Irene, I think Standish as changed a lot in the last 48 years and, sadly, not for the better. What used to be a lovely old village as been overdeveloped to a ridiculous degree.
It as become a lesson to Planners everywhere in why they should NOT allow money grubbing Developers to fill their pockets at the expense of a local community.
I can see what you mean, DTease, but I only worked in a shop in High Street so that's all I saw of it really, and that doesn't seem to have changed that much, except the Police Station was there and the pub near to it used to be called The White Duck. I know Farrimond's Chippy has now closed but I used to get my dinner from there, and a friend took me in a few years ago, purely for nostalgic reasons, and it hadn't changed one bit....it was like stepping into a time-warp! I felt 18 again until I saw my reflection in the shop window, (oh dear!!)..xxx
Standish War Memorial must be the nicest and well maintained Memorials in Wigan, closely followed by the one down the road in Shevington.
It will be STANDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET on Saturday 1st December, which must be the best village Christmas market in Lancashire loads going on including a Living Nativity, so I might be making a guest appearance
Will there be a donkey in the living nativity I wonder!
Are you on the Standish and Shevington tourist board Mick????? It's not all that.
STANDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET IS BACK!
Standish Voice’s third Christmas Market returns to the village on Saturday, December 1, with around 60 stalls, attractions, eight hours of entertainment, our drinks marquee, Father Christmas, games, the Santa Trail and fun, festive things to do.
It is open from 11am to 8pm and is a great day out for the whole family.
Watch out for our posts in the run-up to the big day with full details of what will be going on. But, for now, here is a snapshot of what to expect...
From Christmas present ideas to delicious street food, there will be something for everyone from our Market traders. There will be indoor stalls in St Wilfrid's Parish Hall, two rooms in the Methodist Hall and outdoor stalls along Cross Street and on the Methodist Church car park. This year, Market Place will be the foodie area with hot snacks and more.
The Entertainment marquee is on the Parish Hall Car Park again this year and there will be acts from noon until 8pm. Choirs from all three Standish primary schools will be performing and Wigan Ukulele Club will also make a welcome return. There will be bands and singers too.
The Unity Club, on Cross Street, will open in the afternoon for the first time to host a Festive Karaoke where you can belt out your favourite Christmas hits with money raised for charity.
Standish's Albion Ale House will head up our drinks marquee and there will be a mobile gin bar from OneTen Bar and Standish Voice's own bar serving mulled wine,
Prosecco and soft drinks.
We will have a Living Nativity, where children can pet nativity animals in a safe environment. There will be all manner of creatures in a Christmas setting. And there will also be a festive photo booth where people can dress up in seasonal costumes and take photos of themselves with friends and family.
Standish Library will be the place for children to enjoy themselves with a Punch and Judy stall, ice cream, a face painter, games on the lawn and, of course, Santa in his grotto (tickets to see Santa have now sold out). It is all coordinated by the wonderful Friends of Standish Library.
The Santa Trail returns too, a fun route for families around Standish finding the knitted Santas - with a prize or two at the end as well.
At 4pm, there will be a Community Carol Concert in St Wilfrid's Parish Church to which everyone is invited; Cross Street Arts will have an open day and the Parish Hall and Methodist Hall will also be open for refreshments. The Methodist Church will also be open for activities during the day.
And watch this space, because we will be announcing some great surprises at the Market too!
The whole event runs from until 8pm before Standish Live is due to begin with bands in Standish pubs into the night.
Many thanks to our company sponsors this year - shown on the flyer - especially to our Gold Sponsor, Ainscough Group.
Now, now Veronica, play nicely.
Probably be an Ass making a guest appearance.
Oh, sure to be Veronica. We had our donkeys for years & Christmas Eve was a very special time for us.
Oh I can hardly wait,I don't think.The Ass making a guest appearance.
It all sounds good fun - let's make merry - I love mulled wine! ;0))
Save Me one please, Veronica! Cheers! xx
I'm going if only to see if there's any Roman Soldiers shuffling and shambling about in their short shifts eating shortcrust pork pies.
Save me one of those too, Veronica, (no, not a Roman Soldier.....a Pork Pie!)
'Course I will Irene.... I imagine the village fair will do very well. Sounds better than the one we have here in our town.