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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 16th July, 2021)

Cross Street

Cross Street
Cross Street, Standish.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 16th July 2021 at 08:15

Nice photo Dennis. I've always had a soft spot for Standish, ever since working there as a girl.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th July 2021 at 08:20

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!

Comment by: . zy . on 16th July 2021 at 08:21

Pntng brck wlls mst b n f th mst brng jbs tht nyn cld mgn.

Comment by: Mick on 16th July 2021 at 08:45

Shop on the right used to be Wigan hospice charity shop until they moved to bigger premises near to the church.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th July 2021 at 08:54

My neighbours have just had their house pointed the Cmnt Dst ws hrrnds! I cldnt s t th wndws.!

Comment by: Poet on 16th July 2021 at 09:13

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 .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 16th July 2021 at 09:38

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 !

Comment by: Veronica on 16th July 2021 at 09:41

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.

Comment by: Edna on 16th July 2021 at 09:51

Lovely photo, with St Wilfred"s Church in the background.

Comment by: Roy on 16th July 2021 at 10:10

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.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 16th July 2021 at 10:24

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.

Comment by: Roy on 16th July 2021 at 14:06

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 16th July 2021 at 14:07

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.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 16th July 2021 at 14:43

I hope he doesn't stand back to admire his work with no safety rails on the scaffold.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 16th July 2021 at 14:51

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

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th July 2021 at 15:09

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 ?

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 16th July 2021 at 18:20

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.

Comment by: Roy on 16th July 2021 at 18:42

WN1 Not sure as yet, but no doubt it will go through, more council tax for Wigan.

Comment by: Edna on 16th July 2021 at 20:51

Yes Roy, you're right.I knew as soon as I'd sent it, it was St Wilfrid.

Comment by: janet on 17th July 2021 at 15:28

a steet going back in time good photo dennis5xm

Comment by: Rev David Long on 18th July 2021 at 12:01

Roy - generally, you're correct - but some churches are entitled St Wilfred's - and some folk are called Wilfrid....

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