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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 13th November, 2021)

Rest your weary limbs

Rest your weary limbs
Newly-arrived bench on Market Street, Standish.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Mick on 13th November 2021 at 07:18

Plenty going on in Standish according to the notice board.

I wonder how many years it will take before some people will be wondering what NHS stands and why is it on a Bench in Market Street

Comment by: PeterP on 13th November 2021 at 08:05

Only snag with having a bin so close to a bench is when dog poo is put in the bin you cannot use the bench because of the smell from the bin

Comment by: Beryl on 13th November 2021 at 09:55

PeterP - don't you have seperate bins for the dog poo, we have them in many many areas and are very different in appearance so no mistaking them. Having just said that, there will always be those can't be bothered to look for an appropriate bin, and in fact can't even be bothered to pick it up - why did I start this???

Comment by: Joan on 13th November 2021 at 10:39

Mick they will be thinking NHS stands for our old Standish friends Norman & Hilda Shuttleworth

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th November 2021 at 11:23

My comment seems to have gone missing! I just said I think the seat is a lovely bright colour and I love the Autumnal scene, complete with a poppy on the notice board for remembrance. If this comment appears twice, my apologies.

Comment by: John G on 13th November 2021 at 12:00

Mick: May be Standish is the final Bench Mark for the NHS in Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th November 2021 at 13:16

Please take a seat we are sorry there is a long wait ...
'No Health Service' available at the moment due to enormous pressure on our services...
Our poor old NHS the backbone of the country brought into being after the war in 1948, has never been as put on as over the last couple of years.

Comment by: PeterP on 13th November 2021 at 13:41

Beryl there are a few dedicated poo bins but most of the poo is put the general bins which mostly are at the side of public benches.

Comment by: Poet on 13th November 2021 at 14:54

There's a certain amount of mysticism required when visiting A&E these days . A bit like those Indian blokes who can sit on top of a pole for days without a care .

Comment by: peebee on 13th November 2021 at 16:50

Do you have to wait for four hours before you can sit on it.?

Comment by: eddie rowland on 13th November 2021 at 18:12

There doesn,t seem to be any responce among the poeple of standish on wigan world when I put any comments on about the early sixties unless they have all passed on.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 13th November 2021 at 18:27

It would be easier to understand if it was within hospital grounds. Like Mick asked, what's it doing in Standish?
Has the NHS donated t?

They should have one in Platt Bridge with 'DHSS' on it.

Comment by: John G on 13th November 2021 at 18:50

Beryl: Are you from Chorley by any chance, you appear to have a better class of poo bins, than any where else in Wigan. Mick is always telling us how neat and poo free things are up there.

Comment by: John G on 13th November 2021 at 18:59

Sorry Beryl it’s Ponderosa land Shevington.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th November 2021 at 20:46

Steady on John G you're treading on dangerous ground...

Comment by: Roy on 13th November 2021 at 21:06

Hi Eddie, no doubt a good few have passed on, but not my best mate Alf Freeman who you worked with, he as 81 on Thursday, i shall be having a few pints with him in about 30 mins, i thought i recognised your name.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 13th November 2021 at 23:06

I knew an "eddie rowland" once. He lived on Wigan Road, in Bryn.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th November 2021 at 19:50

I believe that the Standish Conservative Councillors are responsible for installing the bench. It was made in Upholland.

Comment by: Mick on 15th November 2021 at 10:52

Lad in Upholland made our Shevington Wickerman.

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 16th November 2021 at 14:33

Thanks for your answer Roy,Its good to know that Alf is still around,
and still likes is pint tell him to have one for me
Im still trying to guess who you are Roy.

Comment by: Roy on 16th November 2021 at 16:33

Hi Eddie, you don't know me, i have known Alf since we were 4 or 5, i 'know' you because Alf has mentioned you as an old mate plus there's a photo on WW of the C and D crew in Blackpool. I know / knew all the Standish lads that worked at the factory, Eddie F, Trevor S. Jimmy H., Tommy T, Jackie H and a few more. I don't know whether you know or not, but Terry Wignall passed away around 3 years ago. Eddie hasn't been well over the last couple of years but he has improved a lot recently. I worked at C and D in Eccleston.

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 17th November 2021 at 23:36

Thanks Roy for the information about the lads from C&D
Im sorry to hear about Eddie Fowler I hope he keeps is
Health improving,where all getting older now,I myself turned
Eighty in march this year,I did know about Terry Wignall also
Curly marsden and Jim Murphy.
Next time you see Alf tell him I lost Hilda my wife in 2020
Once again Roy thanks for the information.

Comment by: Roy on 18th November 2021 at 09:59

Hi Eddie, i live next door but 2 to Alf and i see him every day and out every night with him. I'll tell him about Hilda, me and Alf know what it's like losing a partner, Alf's wife passed away 24 years ago next month and mine 24 years ago this coming February, that's the main reason we see each other so often, we also knock about with Bernard Monaghan who you'll probably remember from C and D, plus a lad you don't know, including holidays abroad etc, when we can go that is. How long is it since you last saw Alf ?

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 18th November 2021 at 15:16

I last spotted Alf in the early seventies in Wigan town
centre He looked like he was just going into the British Home Stores in Standish Gate,we didn't get to
Speak to one another.
Alf will tell you Roy we enjoyed ourselves in the early
sixties going round the local pubs such as The old Hall in Ince watching The beat boys also Brian Baxendale from Standish really top Bands around at that time.
We always finished the night with a mixed grill at the Chinese restaurant in Wigan.(Haa a good time then).
There was always the three of us,me alf and Tommy
Tom Linton. R.I. P
That's it Roy thanks for your text.

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 18th November 2021 at 17:02

Correction Roy I don't understand where the name
Linton came from it was Tommy Tomlnson Road.Road. R.I. P

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