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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 2nd July, 2021)

Neighbours


Neighbours
High Street, Standish.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Veronica on 2nd July 2021 at 09:49

These lovely stone cottages will be standing long, long after new builds... ( if they are allowed). Even if they are demolished the stone will last forever. Stone as old as the Earth itself! No wonder they don't build with it anymore. There would be no work for builders...

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd July 2021 at 10:36

I stood beside that green door in a queue waiting to get into the chemists during lockdown 1. There were 10 others behind me. I wonder how the new apartments will look in relation to the Doctor's Surgery and these houses ?

Comment by: Mick on 2nd July 2021 at 11:25

You would would have thought Standish parish council would insist on keeping traditional windows in those cottage.
But I suppose there not that bothered when in a few years time they will be turned into takeaways or home made wine bars.

Comment by: Linma on 2nd July 2021 at 18:16

Wouldn’t like to guess how many times I have walked up and down that street.

Comment by: Ang on 2nd July 2021 at 22:21

what kind of windows do you have Mick?

Comment by: James Hanson on 3rd July 2021 at 00:02

He'll have traditional semi-detached dorma bungalow windows, Ang. Probably plastic and double glazed, along with the associated misted units, condensation and accompanying mildew.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd July 2021 at 06:54

Plastic windows James? In Shangri-La Shevington? What would the Parish Council have to say about that?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 3rd July 2021 at 10:35

Controversial again Mick. Considering you took your first communion at St Maries you don't half give Standish some stick. Incidentally, the Gentleman who you said you were on hand to rescue if he threw himself in the canal and filmed last year, walked past our house again yesterday, looked in fine fettle.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd July 2021 at 11:03

That bossy woman in Cheshire wouldn't allow plastic windows if she was on the Shevvy Council.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd July 2021 at 12:16

She would have the Parish Anti-Chav Squad wagging a finger at him in no time Veronica.

Where as Irene disappeared too I wonder?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd July 2021 at 13:06

DTease, I was just thinking the same thing....where are you Irene ?

Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2021 at 14:08

Its not just about them being Plastic windows, its about the style most councils wouldn't have allowed windows like them.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd July 2021 at 14:37

I hope she's back soon - we are running out of conversation! Come on Irene ! They even name songs after you ..

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd July 2021 at 14:59

Maureen's another who comes and goes then does a double to make up for it! It's like flogging a dead horse on here at the moment! ;o))

Comment by: James Hanson on 4th July 2021 at 19:17

Mick, I should imagine those cottages to have had timber sash windows as original fitment. Just like the ones on the photo exept those look to be 'retro' sash style windows.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th July 2021 at 10:21

Are there any joiners left who could make those old fashioned real wood sash windows? I remember them well they were a pain to open and shut especially after being painted!

Comment by: cindy on 9th July 2021 at 12:24

Were These originaly School cottages.

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