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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 15th July, 2012)

Standish Gardens


Standish Gardens
Erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ellen on 15th July 2012 at 00:16

Unfortunate, the placing of the Funeral Care plaque!--But a very tasteful commemoration.

Comment by: GEOFF on 15th July 2012 at 02:06

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 03:31

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 03:56

Before anyone says they (The Coop) may give you a free funeral, Mick, that`s not to be sniffed at!

Comment by: David Fairclough on 15th July 2012 at 04:15

What an odd location, next to a funeralcare

Comment by: dirty harry on 15th July 2012 at 07:51

yet another waste of tax payers money . wont be long before its got spray paint all over it saying dirty harry was here etc.

Comment by: Jean Davies on 15th July 2012 at 08:17

The memorial looks good, the position is not so good. Next to Funeralcare?????

Comment by: peterp on 15th July 2012 at 08:41

Wheres the flowers?All I can see is stone slabs and concrete flags.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 15th July 2012 at 08:51

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th July 2012 at 09:48

Thanks Bradshaws Girl. Refer :-
http://www.mylesstandish.info/Standish%20of%20the%20BURGH.htm
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.

Comment by: Nev Buchanan on 15th July 2012 at 12:48

There is a funeral directors on both sides of the memorial! Co-Op and Banks's

Comment by: Bob on 15th July 2012 at 19:00

No tax payer money was used on this all donations form local firms and the Standish forum, And very well done to all invold

Comment by: alan lad on 15th July 2012 at 19:41

I agree with geoff well done to the forum ,the position is spot on in my eyes something for Standishers to be proud of.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 15th July 2012 at 20:30

I agee.......Pity about the advertising plaque, but is has probably been there a lomg time.!

Comment by: Edward on 15th July 2012 at 21:47

You are truly mentally perturbed, Dirty Harry.

Comment by: Garry on 15th July 2012 at 22:20

Edward he's taking the "P" he want's a reaction, it happens everytime.

Comment by: Roy on 16th July 2012 at 08:55

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.

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