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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 30th January, 2023)

Lancashire Flag

Lancashire Flag
Lancashire Flag over the Peace Gates, St. Wilf's.

'Strong fixed is the House of Lancaster
And like a mountain not to be removed '
Henry the Sixth part 1 .

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: PeterP on 30th January 2023 at 06:27

Not a good shot of the flag? You cannot really see the Red Rose on the White Background

Comment by: Walt on 30th January 2023 at 07:06

They do say that Henry VI, Part 1 is the weakest of Shakespeare's plays.
Its nice to see the hole showing up in the church wall were the plaque was removed.

Comment by: Mary Beech on 30th January 2023 at 08:07

Todays pic takes me back to when I assisted at gateway supermarkit in my dinner hour I used for walk around in a three angled circal past the chip shop next to war memoral and but meself a battered sausage that I eat on my walk I could not stop wakin becauce I only has half hour dinner hours.

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 30th January 2023 at 08:57

To me there is something incongruous about a flag being flown over peace gates. Frequently, the man who is always waving the flag usually is the first to waive what it stands for. Also, there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people (which, regretfully, this nation has recently done in Iraq). I am heartened by the peace gates but unsure about the flag.

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th January 2023 at 09:06

I always enjoy seeing photos of Standish, a place I have always had a soft spot for. There is a poem I say to myself every first of October, Poet, about Pendle and the Lancashire Witches, and as soon as I saw your words from Henry The Sixth, the last line came of it came into my head, "And down the road to Lancaster the footsteps die away".

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th January 2023 at 09:22

The flag should be bright yellow lets hope they give it a good wash before next November

Comment by: Rev David Long on 30th January 2023 at 09:28

Walt - what was on the plaque removed from the wall? And when was it removed?
Old Reekie - many who wave our flag forget those who died under it fighting fascism.
Before the Peace Gate was built the church flew flags from the turrets above the nave of the church.

Comment by: A.W. on 30th January 2023 at 09:35

Owd Reekie, the peace gate is also about remembrance, it stands for all who have fallen whatever the nation.

Comment by: Roy on 30th January 2023 at 10:12

I would like to know as well Rev. I don't remember a plaque in THAT wall, i think Walt is referring to the plaque in the front wall, which, as we know, is still there.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 30th January 2023 at 10:28

I’ve changed my mind DTease . I’ll be putting the important announcement on yesterday’s p.a.d. around about teatime …
after ‘ Tipping Point ‘ most likely … if I don’t nod off that is .

Comment by: Cyril on 30th January 2023 at 11:45

Poet, those trees are nice to see against the soot stained castellated walls and blue sky.

When working at the Co-op in in the 1960s can remember delivering a bed to a house on Heaton Street where the bedroom overlooked the graveyard of this church, when asked did this bother him, the man replied, "not as long as I'm lying down on this side of the wall."

Anyone tried the new restaurant in Standish? It goes by the name of Karma.

There isn't a menu - 'you get what you deserve'!

Comment by: Veronica on 30th January 2023 at 12:48

Reminds me of those old American films with Douglas Fairbanks Junior fencing and jousting or was it Errol Flynn? . I watch too many of those films days as theres nowt on the box worth watching!

Comment by: Linma on 30th January 2023 at 17:36

Mary, Farrimonds chippy, the best.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 31st January 2023 at 08:19

Agreed Linma

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