Photo-a-Day (Friday, 16th July, 2021)
Nice photo Dennis. I've always had a soft spot for Standish, ever since working there as a girl.
How much nicer the renovations are on those old buildings. The street itself is full of character. The shape alone of that building on the corner far outweighs a modern 'box'. The shopfront looks original I don't know if it is but I like it. Much nicer than plastic!
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Shop on the right used to be Wigan hospice charity shop until they moved to bigger premises near to the church.
My neighbours have just had their house pointed the Cmnt Dst ws hrrnds! I cldnt s t th wndws.!
Originally a house Veronica . Although the shape is essentially the same , the new facade is a ' retro ' renovation .
You may be pleased to know it's going to be a fine wine shop , or vintners as the posh uns say .
Good photo Dennis, my neck of the woods. I know the fella who has the shop to the right, brilliant place to look if you're after any type of flooring. Used to know the lady that lived in that house that is becoming a wine shop too. Apparently, planning has been sought to build 4 houses behind the white house in the middle of the photo !
I love It Poet - I hope it does well for the wine connoisseurs. But it's just as well it's being a shop, as a house so close to a busy road isn't such a good thing these days. Not too bad in the distant past. It reminds me of Market St where I live all the houses were turned into shops. I can remember them as houses though 50 odd years ago. The garish shop fronts spoil the look.
Lovely photo, with St Wilfred"s Church in the background.
3 or 4 new terraced houses are to be built at the bottom left of the street as viewed from this end. Where the shop on the right is now, once stood the Salvation Army Citadel. The new shop on the corner will be known as Highcross Food and Wines, it, being on the corner of High St and Cross St hence the name Highcross. As Poet says, it will sell fine wines, plus, fresh seasonal fruit and veg, ie, no strawberries in December or sprouts in Spring. It will be owned and run as a joint venture by Craig Jones of The Hoot on the opposite side of the street and Kerry Docherty from Wild Flowers on High St.
That's a 'point less' job. Most of the bricks have lost their faces.
As for a wine shop in Standish, I'd say it was a non-starter. Nobody in Standish has any money left for wine, after paying their mortgages / rent and the leases / HP payments on their Range Rovers.
Having Aldi and Lidl on the doorstep won't help either, as they get help off the UK government to keep their prices down.
Edna, it's St Wilfrid's, Wilfred is a mans name, Wilfrid is the saints name.
Real JH in my opinion that's utter rubbish.
To be opening a wine shop there they must be mindful of a good USP in trying to attract the wine buffs away from Aldi, because Aldi does stock an excellent selection of beautiful wines from around the world and at great prices too, that's where I'd go if I was wanting some good wine.
Standish folks must have loads of money as they have four supermarkets, three veterinary surgeries and two chip shops, all of which are very busy.
I hope he doesn't stand back to admire his work with no safety rails on the scaffold.
Did they secure planning for the row of houses Roy ? I heard it had been submitted but hadn't heard if it was passed. Also, just out of shot in the complex that contains the Hoot, old Standisher,s will remember the picture house, or as known locally, Ernie Bentham's
Yes Roy, I think Mr J Hanson has just been stirring it for some response. Well here is my response.
The big 5 supermarkets ( including Aldi & Lidl ) have agreed to pay back to the UK Government the tax relief they have made on business rates during the pandemic. I think 100 million was the figure for Lidl so.......
The UK Goverment is not giving them handouts at all.
You ok with that ?
HoT - I said, "they get help off the UK government to keep their prices down ".
"Handouts" weren't mentioned.
The "help" they are getting is through customs payments on imported goods.
WN1 Not sure as yet, but no doubt it will go through, more council tax for Wigan.
Yes Roy, you're right.I knew as soon as I'd sent it, it was St Wilfrid.
a steet going back in time good photo dennis5xm
Roy - generally, you're correct - but some churches are entitled St Wilfred's - and some folk are called Wilfrid....