Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 22nd September, 2019)
Right Time at Last
Photo: Poet (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
I have it on good authority that it was stuck on midnight Poet, every night for the past few weeks walking home from the Unity Club full of ale, it said midnight, and it was definitely correct, lol. Another good pic of an outstanding local landmark.
I never knew it was stopped because I only went through Standish around midday,
I see ubiquitous newer apartment type building on the extreme left. Not there in my time.
Don't think there were yellow lines either.
Looks really good.
With his weathered hands Old Father Time
Had stayed his pace,
Halted in his race on the old clock face.
Time will tell, at the chime of a bell,
If,at last,his advance of time keeps more than well !
Best I can do Poet - you've got us all at it!
What a lovely photo of a lovely place. I worked in Standish many years ago. This is such a pretty scene.
When I first saw this photo, Rev Long came to mind.
He probably has a spare room in the tower Alan....Once a preacher always a preacher!
Nice Veronica. Very nice. The old clock is now keeping more than well.
I also like the image of Roy passing by at exactly midnight every evening. An idea for a film perhaps?
Gary, the apartment buildings are not new or anywhere near new. Originally, they were St.Wilfrid's junior school buildings which were converted in the 70s to St.Wilfrid's social club and, subsequently, into apartments.
Now lauded clock of wakened beat,
Above late blooming Standish treat
Yet stupid thought of pot-filled-grab
Would ne'er behold our poet's TAB.
He sees no point of stupid want
- Inherent sage since 'early font' -
So hold his words, on Quorto leaf,
In slippers warm upon your feet,
And cuss the dim and chilly night
Then glow with words by Poet, bright.
Thanks for the info Derek - I do remember the school. Hadn't realized what had happened since.
Been away too long.
The apartment buildings on the left of the photo are quite new and purpose built. The old girls' and infants' school building is still standing just off-picture lower down Rectory Lane.
Saw Roy in the Lychgate on Saturday night, slightly before the witching hour