Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 22nd April, 2021)
Grouting old mine workings, Standish
Photo: David Long (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
Hope they leave the mature tree and the other trees in situation, be a shame if they were cut down or lopped.
Doesn't seem all that long ago when Farmer Bob Ball's field collapsed down mine tunnels, not a stones throw from there at Robin Hill Farm, with all the weight of housing expect they'll soon be having more problems with mining subsidence around there too, didn't the school on Almond Brook Road across from here disappear down a hole at one time.
Who ever is lucky to get one of the flats will have a lovely view from them of the setting sun and our house.
Never heard of Fly Ash grout, so Ive looked it up on Google,
I remember those houses being knocked down and wondered at the time why they weren't rebuilt. Probably cheaper just to level and make safe. How many flats are planned for the site Rev David ? There's not going to be a lot left of Standish after all this building has finished. I doubt they'll be able to see your house Mick, I once had a look at the view from the flats across the road from the Penthouse suite, you could just about make out Shevvy High School
This happend a couple of years ago, in Wallace Lane Whelley.Two houses had to be demolished in the middle of a row, for the same reason.The land is just empty now..
I would be a bit worried living nearby. I think it would put people off buying property hearing about the mining subsidence. It's happened where I live with new property and the residents having to evacuate.
Wow! What a selling point. Look through your window and see Mick wandering round his house in his undercrackers by the light of the setting sun!
They’ll be queueing up down the street to buy one of those flats!
But would Mick like to live just across the road from the modern apartments, blocking his view - same with the building yesterday, or is he a NIMBY ?
this photo needs aframe
There's not a chocolate fireguard's chance of seeing Mick's semi-detached dorma-bungalow from Almond Brook Road !
Standisher - the Planning Notice on a nearby lamp-post says 4 flats to be built there.
What do you mean, 'There won't be a lot left of Standish'? None of it is being moved anywhere, as far as I know.
With all this building, it seems to me there'll be a lot more of Standish than there was....
I've had a read about fly ash on the net too Mick, see there's arguments on there about the bricks made from it being called cinder blocks or breeze blocks. I've always known them as breeze blocks, I'd never heard of cinder blocks before I'd read the article.
I remember reading about those houses Edna, wonder how the residents felt on learning they'd been living above a mine shaft, thankfully they were got out before anything collapsed. This is interesting info on mining in Wigan and other areas: http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Wigan/Wigan-2.htm
Cyril, no, the school didn't disappear down a hole, it was demolished, the land is still vacant.
Roy, which school was this?
Edna, St Marie's RC school which was on the left going down Almond Brook Rd, that will be the school Cyril was referring to, it was situated about two hundred yards before where The Charnley Arms now stands.
Edna, there are a couple of photos on WW, Schools, St Marie's Standish.
Thank you Roy.