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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st June, 2020)


Chadwicks of Standish Demolished.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Linma on 1st June 2020 at 06:27

What a shock seeing Chadwicks razed to the ground. Part of my life since I was born.

Comment by: Barrie on 1st June 2020 at 08:34

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.

Comment by: Poet on 1st June 2020 at 10:18

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.

Comment by: Roy on 1st June 2020 at 10:48

BARRIE, can you remember their third shop ?

Comment by: Arthur on 1st June 2020 at 11:37

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.

Comment by: Linma on 1st June 2020 at 11:49

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.

Comment by: Mick on 1st June 2020 at 12:36

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.

Comment by: Linma on 1st June 2020 at 12:55

Roy they had a shop in Wigan market.

Comment by: Brian from Massachusetts on 1st June 2020 at 13:05

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.

Comment by: Linma on 1st June 2020 at 15:29

Just had another thought, they also had a mobile shop, even on Good Friday selling meat. One picture and so many memories.

Comment by: Mick on 1st June 2020 at 16:47

Noel also had a butchers up here in Shevy

Comment by: Barrie on 2nd June 2020 at 12:58

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.

Comment by: Terry on 12th June 2020 at 10:57

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.

Comment by: cindy on 15th June 2020 at 12:11

They had a shop in Beechill.

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