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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th January, 2019)

Coming down

Coming down
The former 'Chinese Delight' restaurant - originally the St Patrick's Hotel , which reflected how many Irish immigrants lived in this area of Standish (the nearest pub, still open, is The Shamrock).

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Roy on 25th January 2019 at 00:57

The photo is at least seven days ago, the pub is completely flattened now. David, the Irish contingent went in the 'Ye Old Original Seven Stars' across the road,and was nicknamed The Shamrock because of that, i can remember calling it that 50 years ago. Its name was later changed officially to The Shamrock.

Comment by: Poet on 25th January 2019 at 06:54

Happy memories of Lord Barrington's Sunday night boogie. During demolition the old pub sign was briefly exposed. What next for the old site? O yea, of course. Silly me.

Comment by: Mick on 25th January 2019 at 07:29

The new residents will be popping into Robinsons shop, the oldest shop in Lancashire, 100 years old last year.

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 25th January 2019 at 12:56

what you on about Mick? - Brabin’s Shop and Tea Room has been at the heart of the community in Chipping for more than 300 years

Comment by: Pat McC on 25th January 2019 at 13:26

In which part of Standish is this pub please David?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 25th January 2019 at 13:37

Roy - perhaps the Irish contingent were attracted over the road by the prominent shamrock depicted in the large terracotta plate on the pub's front gable. Its presence would seem to indicate that Irish money went into the building in the first place.
I've just sent a pic of the gable end to the Album.

Comment by: Poet on 26th January 2019 at 07:27

The pub became St. Marie's social club and then briefly the Ashram Indian restaurant before its final incarnation as the Chinese Delight.
It's located Pat on Preston Road at the junction with Moore's Lane.

Comment by: Pat McC on 26th January 2019 at 20:27

Thank you Poet. I couldn’t place it, even though I’m familiar with a
standish. Diolch!

Comment by: andy s on 6th February 2019 at 14:53

when i was a lad this was st. maries social club, we used to go to discos there on thursday nights in the mid 1970s very happy days

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