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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022)

Standish


Standish
The former Eagle and Child on the left, the Well in the middle and the Black Bull on the right.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd August 2022 at 01:28

Ray, about yesterday's bridge, it's in the Haigh area and it is at the entrance to the rowing club. If I am wrong, somebody will correct me for sure.

Comment by: PeterP on 3rd August 2022 at 07:10

How deep is the well and is the water safe to drink?

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd August 2022 at 08:26

A lovely photo. I used to work in Standish and have always liked it.

Comment by: Linma on 3rd August 2022 at 08:35

I’m almost sure the house on the left was Rainford’s butchers shop.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd August 2022 at 08:38

There must be about three hundred years of Standish history in this one photo.

Comment by: Ray on 3rd August 2022 at 08:42

Thank you Derek for info reply. Cheers, Ray,

Comment by: Poet on 3rd August 2022 at 09:35

A good beer garden behind the Black Bull . Many will remember the old landlord Gordon de Burgh , the greatest Amos Brierley lookalike there ever was .

Comment by: Roy on 3rd August 2022 at 09:54

Linma, it was Worthington's butchers.

Comment by: John on 3rd August 2022 at 09:57

The house on the left was George Worthington's butchers. Before that, beyond living memory now, it was the Eagle and Child pub.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd August 2022 at 10:49

Linma, I think you're right about the building to the left being a butcher's shop.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 3rd August 2022 at 12:19

Another "O No! Not Another One!"

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd August 2022 at 12:27

Linma, I too remember a butchers being there, though it was then Worthington, there was also a Worthington butchers on Wigan Lane and I always meant to ask Fred if it was one of his relations who had it, but I never did. Rainford's would have had the shop probably long before Worthington's Linma, has according to info from the link below it became a butchers shop in 1916.

It's quite an ancient building too with as DTease says plenty of history, and as Veronica mentioned the other day about local pubs this also held court and inquests. http://chorleyinnsandtaverns.blogspot.com/p/standish-eagle-child.html

Mick, nothing from Brian re info, as of yet.

Comment by: fred on 3rd August 2022 at 15:03

The Well is a nice to have in the town, plus a fine day.

Comment by: Linma on 3rd August 2022 at 16:10

Cyril I remember Fred very well.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2022 at 16:49

Every part of Wigan revealed everyday and a nice surprise for those who live there and have lived there in the past…that’s what it’s all about…..

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 3rd August 2022 at 21:54

The Jack and Jill poem was written about a Standish brother and sister who lived lower down Rectory lane.

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Then up got Jack and said to Jill,
As in his arms he took her,
“Brush off that dirt for you’re not hurt,
Let’s fetch that pail of water.”
So Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch the pail of water,
And took it home to Mother dear,
Who thanked her son and daughter.

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