Photo-a-Day (Monday, 1st June, 2020)
What a shock seeing Chadwicks razed to the ground. Part of my life since I was born.
I agree Linma, and I can remember their 2nd shop by the traffic lights opposite the Wheatsheaf/Almonds brewery. At one time they had their own abattoir and the field behind our bungalow was full of animals and then you knew they wouldn't be there long.
Another part of Standish history gone.
Beautiful calligraphic lettering in whitewash on the windows , quickly and skilfully executed and underlined with a wavy snake.
'English Lamb 60p per pound '.
Robert always wore a Trilby and had a pencil behind his ear.
BARRIE, can you remember their third shop ?
Mick, as you criticise many photos and people's post, I'd like to do a bit of criticism to this photo and I know you'll take it on the chin.
We've had the best sunny days on record this Spring, why this photo? when we've got lovely parks and flowers on show, not forgetting all the wildlife. thanks Mick and love most of your photos.
I too remember the abattoir Barrie, when meat was ready for slaughter they would ring Mr Parker the public health inspector at Ashfield House and he would go and carry out his inspection.
Arthur I never criticise other peoples photos of the day, I just leave genuine honest comments.
I know about the nice weather Arthur, Im out in it most days and have taken many photos and video shots of the it, but todays photo is about one of Wigans famous family butchers closing down.
Roy they had a shop in Wigan market.
Very sad.......I visit with my family every year when I come home to visit. Sad to see it close last year and sadder to see it has now been demolished. It was lovely to sit in the restaurant and watch the world go by.
Just had another thought, they also had a mobile shop, even on Good Friday selling meat. One picture and so many memories.
Noel also had a butchers up here in Shevy
Roy/Linda I didn't know of a 3rd or 4th shop.
We only used the main one on the High street and occasionally the one by the traffic lights. In the early 1900's, E. Howard & Son were butchers in Standish (Wellington Place) and in the Booklet on the village published in 1981 says that the shop was bought by Noel Chadwick.
Mick, you very often seemingly criticise others just for the sake of it. Your behaviour is of someone who feels he is the only one who has a valid opinion. Yet, many of your opinions tend to be rather childish and less than intelligent.
They had a shop in Beechill.