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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 7th February, 2019)

The Shamrock


The Shamrock
Preston Road, Standish, formerly ‘Ye Old Original Seven Stars’.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 7th February 2019 at 08:49

Makes me wonder who would want to sit in a beer garden at the back of the Shamrock.

Comment by: Poet on 7th February 2019 at 09:14

Almost constantly ' under new management' these days, this pub has tremendous potential if it offered some alternative to the current pub scene elsewhere.
I went up to ' The Screen and Zombie' the other night and barely spoke to a soul .
Whistle blows. Pub empties. Something different please new landlord.

Comment by: Gary on 7th February 2019 at 09:17

The Seven Stars was once a common name for inns and pubs. There was a Seven Stars on Eaves Lane in Chorley, complete with a sign showing the stars behind the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven, Star of the Sea.
A more evocative name than The Shamrock!
Thanks for the photo David.

Comment by: Roy on 7th February 2019 at 10:28

Gary, there used to be two 'Stars' in Standish, now there are none. This one and The New Seven Stars a mile down the road towards Coppull which is now an Italian restaurant called The Olive Garden, but it still bears the original pub name at the top of the façade, as they say 'carved in stone', but in this case brick.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th February 2019 at 10:53

"Just like the leaves
on each shamrock I see,
there are three parts
To the Holy Trinity
First is God the Father
Then Jesus His only Son,
and the Holy Spirit
together is One.... "

At school in St Patrick's we were told the story of the Saint and the symbol of the shamrock. We were given bunches of the plant on March 17th every year.

Comment by: old standisher on 7th February 2019 at 13:19

Went in there recently, worst beer served! Wont venture there again, wiped my shoes on way out .

Comment by: Alan on 7th February 2019 at 13:43

Shamrock a sprig.

Comment by: Gary on 7th February 2019 at 20:59

Roy - I'd forgotten the other one, up the A49. Been in there once, 1969, for a pint.
Is the Italian restaurant any good?

Comment by: Roy on 8th February 2019 at 00:45

Gary,it is brilliant, great atmosphere great food. Been there 5 or 6 times.

Comment by: Poet on 8th February 2019 at 16:12

There was an Old Seven Stars Inn opposite the New Stars in the 19th C. It used to be Cyril Hatton's farm and is now an equestrian centre. 3 Stars in total.

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