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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 11th October, 2020)

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Covid warning signs in Shevington.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,768

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 11th October 2020 at 13:08

Well, its not the most cheerful photo I have seen on PAD but I suppose its topical. Best thing is that attractive house in the background house, I like that !

Comment by: Veronica on 11th October 2020 at 15:00

The house looks very well maintained, built for families in a those days, it looks double the size of ordinary terraced houses.

Comment by: Mick on 11th October 2020 at 15:31

The building was the Shevy post office, the left side was the post mistress home and the right window was the post office.
The last post mistress to live there was Gladys Armstrong, and when she moved out about 20 years ago to retire the developers found that it only had cold running water.
On the 1st of September 1947 I was born in the next cottage down Church lane in what was the old Shevy blacksmiths stables.

Comment by: David on 11th October 2020 at 15:50

Will all these signs be taken down ? , when all this is over , or will they just be left making the place an eyesore.
There's to many signs on our road networks, you have to keep your eyes on the road these days, not looking around reading signs.

Comment by: James Hanson on 11th October 2020 at 16:42

That 'nice' house has been crashed into more times than soft Mick. It's a wonder no-one has been killed yet. It's a liability.

Comment by: Roy on 11th October 2020 at 19:13

James, i lived in Shevington from 1969 to 2000 and i can't ever remember it being 'crashed into'.

Comment by: peebee on 11th October 2020 at 19:23

How can a house be a liability???. unless you months behind with the mortgage.

Comment by: James Hanson on 11th October 2020 at 20:56

https://www.wigantoday.net/images-a.jpimedia.uk/imagefetch/http://www.wigantoday.net/webimage/Prestige.Item.1.100245511!image/image.jpg?&width=640

I've seen three myself, and I don't live there.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th October 2020 at 22:31

It can't be the fault of the house anyway! Perhaps the railings should be extended. Where I live part of a row of beautiful older semis were demolished for the sake of a road. People's lives uprooted for the sake of roads and more and more traffic.... !

Comment by: Poet on 12th October 2020 at 17:46

Good heavens Roy , what possessed a noble born Standisher to descend the perilous steep ?

Comment by: Roy on 13th October 2020 at 10:26

I got married Dave, wife knew best !!!!

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