Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 22nd February, 2022)
Is that down Grove Lane Mick? If it is the Lathams used to live there. Barrie would know.
G-G-Granville, f-f-fetch yer brush!
I worked at a chemists in Standish as a girl and remember Grove Lane well. I used to deliver medicines round to addresses all around the area when people left their prescriptions with us because we were awaiting deliveries of the drugs, (no wonder I was slim!!), but I can't recall that building at all. Perhaps it''s just the passage of time that has removed it from memory. Whereabouts is it, please?
Shame to "spoil the 'ship'for a ha'porth of paint".
Be glad Granville's bike not at the side of the wall!
It is in Grove lane, a few yards on past the junction with Ashfield Park drive. I could just glimpse it when leaving a relatives house after a visit.
I remember this house before the new housing estates developed around it. Linda, I don't remember the Lathams but the son of the owner went to Gidlow school as I did. If memory serves me right his Dad was a a senior manager at Heinz and was involved with the Kitt Green factory development. Sullivan rings a bell. Anyway, Keith was my age then and had a large Hornby electric train set up in the attic and at times he allowed friends to join him (school holiday times) for the afternoon. This would be 1957/58. A couple of years ago I walked down Grove Lane and was dismayed at the condition of the property to what it was in the 50's.
Its on the right at the bottom of Grove lane, but to see it from this angle you need to sneak around the back.
Good grief! What a scruffy looking place for Staaandish.
If memory serves me, this building was next door to Almonds stables, just before Elm Avenue as you travel down Grove Lane. I agree Barrie, progress now means I can drive my car to the bottom of Grove Lane, bear left up the hill, turn left at the Mill Pond ( !!!! ) and come out on Rectory Lane. Mick, did the owners know you were on their property taking the shot or do you know them. I've never seen it from this angle as it was always secreted away behind closed gates. A walk back in time down the little lane just off Elm Avenue would take you past Birketts shop and down Midgy Lane where Cranleigh is now.
Mick, would you have taken a picture if it was a council house?
Well from this angle it looks mainly superficial, not structural, still cost a tidy sum to do it up.
But I bet it would look smart with some paint on it.
A tub of Whitewash and dolly blue would go down a treat here.
Is it in Staaaaandish,Stand-offish,or St.Andish????
Tick where applicable Janet :)
All applicable,far too pleased with itself.
Tina, I think if you had to ask ' Standish ' was it pleased with itself, I don't think you'd get a resounding Yes.
Correction to my contribution above, Linda, the Lathoms occupied the house during the 1960's (WW-Stuff-Wigan Residents 1968-Standish-Grove Lane). My recollection was mid 50's when I used to play there so having rechecked some diaries, the occupants then were Mr/Mrs. Faulkner (not Sullivan). His son was Richard and we were in the same class at St. Michaels'. It was his dad that that had the Heinz connection. Keith was another school friend living in the area. Incidentally, the above mentioned directory that Brian has put on WW is interesting for anyone looking back to their growing up era of the 60's and seeing the names listed in their area of Wigan & District.