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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 6th January, 2024)

Copper Vine

Copper Vine
Brightly lit on miserable morning, this establishment on the corner of Market Street and Pole Street, Standish brings a bit of warmth to the area.

Photo: Colin Traynor  (iPhone)
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Comment by: PeterP on 6th January 2024 at 04:54

Drove past this place many times and it seems well used and cosy for the people of Standish. I presume Kaz's kitchen is a take away?

Comment by: Abram Alice on 6th January 2024 at 05:26

Never seen or heard of it but It does looks very cosy.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th January 2024 at 08:22

That looks so warm and inviting....reminds me of Garry's Coal Fire! Lovely! xx

Comment by: Garry on 6th January 2024 at 09:38

Irene, mine is roaring away at the very moment and stocked up with the Sherry, great.
Yes a lovely cosy place indeed, nice area Standish.

Comment by: Poet on 6th January 2024 at 10:15

Kaz's kitchen is indeed a take away PP but is independent of Copper Vines .
Both cook excellent if different food . The top half of the door of Kaz's swings open like Mr. Ed's stable and you're served through the hatch .
There's a nice beer garden at the back of Copper Vines. . Good picture Colin . Warms the cockles this frosty morn .

Comment by: Jembo on 6th January 2024 at 10:44

Looks lovely. They have a cool virtual walkthrough on their website!


Comment by: Alan on 6th January 2024 at 11:02

Sounds like Irene's been to Garry's for a warm and a Sherry.lol.
Lovely warm and cost atmosphere.

Comment by: Tom on 6th January 2024 at 11:07

Kaz's Kitchen serve the best food in Standish.

Comment by: Arthur on 6th January 2024 at 11:19

Garry some parts of Standish is rough though. You have to see it all.
Nice photo Colin.

Comment by: Alan on 6th January 2024 at 11:22

Lovely warm and Cosy atmosphere.

Comment by: Julie on 6th January 2024 at 11:42

Can never understand why people seem to rave over Standish,bottleneck and overrated come to mind.

Comment by: Wiganer on 6th January 2024 at 11:54

Brr.....can I come to yours for a warm and a glass of Sherry Garry.
It's freezing out there.
A brilliant photo, bet its not got a coal/log fire though Colin.

Comment by: Eddie rowland on 6th January 2024 at 12:03

Standish as certainly gone up in the world with
Kazies kitchen and other eating places,it isn't the
Old standish that I remember of the sixties.

Comment by: Malc on 6th January 2024 at 12:06

Fossil fuel isn't good ie coal.
I can also smell log burners when out with the dog. Horrible smell.
I'll stick with my gas fire, no smells or fumes and so efficient.

Comment by: Jack on 6th January 2024 at 12:15

I can never understand why people rave over Coal or Log fires,
They are polluters.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th January 2024 at 12:48

It looks very cheerful & welcoming, a nice photo to look at on a frosty day....but its not frosty in Norfolk, the sky is blue & the sun shines in Nelson's County.

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 6th January 2024 at 13:54

£24.50 for a lamb shank? Yeah, right. Some folk have more money than sense.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2024 at 13:59

I’ve always liked Standish for it’s village
feel, but like Westhoughton it’s losing that with all the new property being built. Not forgetting the nightmare traffic. I can imagine the owd ones meeting for coffee and a natter in that welcoming and brightly lit building.
There’s too many coffee shops now where I live!

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2024 at 14:06

It’s very bright and sunny here Helen. Thank the Lord my windows face south warming the living room a treat! And the kitchen! Just wait till the sun sets though….Brrrr.

Comment by: Bob The Dog on 6th January 2024 at 15:21

Me thinks Jack and Julie are one and the same person. Same old gripes and never happy!

Comment by: John on 6th January 2024 at 15:41

The last time I went into that building it was Tom Walsh's gents' outfitters. The inside was an authentic Victorian shop with bare floorboards, long polished wood counter facing the door, and the stock kept on shelves and in cabinets behind the counter. The little building to the right was a ladies' hairdresser's - Nora Preston's if I remember rightly (?)

Comment by: Dave on 6th January 2024 at 16:55

Veronica , did the 183 homes building project at Bowlands Hey get the go ahead ?
I’m very interested how they hand out these large projects whilst other places seem immune . Aspull only has 4000 residents why can’t they build it there . Standish only has 13,000 , what’s the thinking around WH which has 25 ?
I don’t believe it’s a need , but a select , which makes other places look exclusive which is not the Wigan way !

Comment by: Garry on 6th January 2024 at 17:00

And I'll stick to my COAL fire and SHERRY.

Comment by: Pat McC on 6th January 2024 at 20:24

No mains gas in our area, so we have a coal/log fire. Kaz's Kitchen sounds great - again, we're lagging behind in our village - no takeaways, shops or pubs and the nearest chippy is 5 miles away. Lovely photo - very welcoming.

Comment by: PeterP on 6th January 2024 at 20:24

Abram Alice if you drive from Wigan To Standish you come to the traffic lights in the town centre. Turn right at the lights and the Copper Vine and Kaz's Kitchen is about 30-40yards on your left

Comment by: Veronica. on 6th January 2024 at 20:25

Yes there has been a lot of houses built down there on the right hand side of Bowland Hey as if there weren’t enough already.. I used to love walking down there towards the golf club. I suppose it’s the landowners that wanted to sell. All the lovely fields being swallowed up. It started with the industrial estate …once that got underway it didn’t take long for more land going. Like everywhere else Dave the town doesn’t have the infrastructure to cope.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th January 2024 at 20:31

I don’t blame you Garry.
I bet that roaring fire is far warmer than any central heating. You’ve dealt with coal all your working life so why change now…

Comment by: Garry on 6th January 2024 at 21:44

That's exactly right Veronica, warmer and looks better and cosier. Toast on a fork is good too. And the coal reminds me of my working life as a bagger. X

Comment by: Edna on 6th January 2024 at 22:58

I agree Garry, I used to love toast on a fork over the coal fire. By the way, have you tried Yates White sherry.Its soooooo nice.You could once get it in supermarkets.But I haven't seen it for a while.

Comment by: David H on 7th January 2024 at 08:47

Peter P if you drive to Standish from Wigan and turn right at the lights into Market Street you could be in trouble. There’s no right turn at that point.

Comment by: Garry on 7th January 2024 at 09:09

Yes I have tried Yates Australia White Sherry, but it's quite a while ago, and it was nice. Cheers.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 7th January 2024 at 10:31

The one big problem with Standish is parking which very much diminishes trade. Every effort to provide more parking is shot down by the ‘Not In My Back Yard’ brigade.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th January 2024 at 10:43

Quite right David H, although it does get done quite a lot, along with jumping red lights. I agree Colin, parking is a massive problem in Standish which begs the question, what's happening to the land at the side of Tommy Walsh's ? A good photo Colin but I must admit I've not been in since it became the Copper Vine. Everyone I speak to say the same thing, not the cheapest place you'll go in but very nice.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 8th January 2024 at 14:38

WN1, agreed not the cheapest place but a meat pie or fish and chips in Standish verges on a luxury purchase!
David H, you have to turn right down Cross Street just before the lights of after the lights into Pole Street.
If coming up Rectory Lane from the Owls you are well snookered at the lights as there is no left turn.
All quite confusing to those not in the know. And if the M6 is closed for any reason it's utter chaos.

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