Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 15th July, 2012)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Sony HDR)
Unfortunate, the placing of the Funeral Care plaque!--But a very tasteful commemoration.
Well done to Standish Community Forum for tidying up a small blot on the landscape with something that will live on in Standish for many years to come. Pity about what appears to be a piece of litter on the right hand side of the pic, I hope it has just blown there and not been left maliciously.
Good plug fot the Coop, Mick. Forward a copy to them and you may get free groceries for a year!
The ship is obviously the Mayflower in which Myles or Miles Standish sailed from Plymouth in 1620. I`m amazed at the differences between us and the Yanks in spelling, pronunciation etc. and their gallon and ton are different to ours [as well as the price of petrol (gas)!!].
Not sure what the significance of the bird is. Is it an owl? - "The Owls" in Standish. Can`t make out what`s in front of it`s feet.
Before anyone says they (The Coop) may give you a free funeral, Mick, that`s not to be sniffed at!
What an odd location, next to a funeralcare
yet another waste of tax payers money . wont be long before its got spray paint all over it saying dirty harry was here etc.
The memorial looks good, the position is not so good. Next to Funeralcare?????
Wheres the flowers?All I can see is stone slabs and concrete flags.
Ernest... the owl is part of the coat of arms of the Standish family. The owl is holding a rat...not sure about the significance of that.
Thanks Bradshaws Girl. Refer :-
This makes it clear that the owl is standing on a rat which is lying on its back with feet in the air.
Doesn`t give a reason for this heraldic device.
There is a funeral directors on both sides of the memorial! Co-Op and Banks's
No tax payer money was used on this all donations form local firms and the Standish forum, And very well done to all invold
I agree with geoff well done to the forum ,the position is spot on in my eyes something for Standishers to be proud of.
I agee.......Pity about the advertising plaque, but is has probably been there a lomg time.!
You are truly mentally perturbed, Dirty Harry.
Edward he's taking the "P" he want's a reaction, it happens everytime.
Jean F the plaque hasn,t been there much longer than the stonework, a couple of months i,d say. There is more stonework involved in the garden than this and maybe Mick could have taken the photo from a slightly different angle, but this is not a critisism of his work.