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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 22nd September, 2019)

Right Time at Last

Right Time at Last
After weeks being stuck at noon St. Wilfrid's church clock is finally right.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
Views: 2,522

Comment by: Roy on 22nd September 2019 at 01:19

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.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd September 2019 at 07:42

I never knew it was stopped because I only went through Standish around midday,

Comment by: Gary on 22nd September 2019 at 08:49

Lovely photo.
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.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd September 2019 at 09:09

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!
Lovely photo.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 22nd September 2019 at 09:26

What a lovely photo of a lovely place. I worked in Standish many years ago. This is such a pretty scene.

Comment by: Alan on 22nd September 2019 at 10:04

When I first saw this photo, Rev Long came to mind.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd September 2019 at 11:48

He probably has a spare room in the tower Alan....Once a preacher always a preacher!

Comment by: Poet on 22nd September 2019 at 13:34

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?

Comment by: DerekB on 22nd September 2019 at 15:22

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.

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd September 2019 at 15:38

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.

Comment by: Gary on 22nd September 2019 at 16:38

Thanks for the info Derek - I do remember the school. Hadn't realized what had happened since.
Been away too long.

Comment by: John on 22nd September 2019 at 22:50

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.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 24th September 2019 at 15:25

Saw Roy in the Lychgate on Saturday night, slightly before the witching hour

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