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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 11th April, 2024)

Standish - A Scene of Reflective Tranquility


Standish - A Scene of Reflective Tranquility
A Pond, two Ducks and Pear Trees, all that you could ask for!

Photo: Colin Traynor  (iPhone)
Views: 1,918

Comment by: Arthur on 11th April 2024 at 06:05

Well I could ask for a dry and warmer day, but looks like we've got it there.

Comment by: Wiganer on 11th April 2024 at 06:07

What no wind and rain....when was this photo taken last year.?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th April 2024 at 08:02

A nice peaceful scene....it's only short of two turtle doves and a partridge! Whereabouts in Standish is that. please, Colin?

Comment by: Poet on 11th April 2024 at 08:14

Very pleasant . The Owls I think .

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 08:31

As with yesterday’s photo this was taken on Easter Sunday, The Owls At Standish.
As for the weather, it’s been down hill ever since.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 11th April 2024 at 09:31

To me it looks like a traditional 'village green'
Lovely !

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 11th April 2024 at 09:51

photo already pinched by the 'Spanish Bandit' for his FB page' - no recognition given to Colin

Comment by: Mark on 11th April 2024 at 10:08

Are you sure this was take THIS year? It's rained every day.
What ever, a nice photo.

Comment by: John Dunn on 11th April 2024 at 10:32

Yes its the Owls, you will be pleased to know that you will be able to visit it from tomorrow 12 April from all directions because Rectory lane will be open again after being closed from 2 April.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 10:40

Thanks for letting me know Whelley Wayne.
Whoever these folks are have no scruples, but clearly have taste!
I don't engage with Facebook and wouldn't know where to start, if I did I would post a few choice words!

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 11th April 2024 at 10:44

All good photos from Dennis and Colin etc and anyone in need of there bike being made electric I’m your man don’t esitate to ask I will catch up and be in touch next week Veronica about WAG.Sorry but the sunshine is making it impossible to see the screen….joking.

Comment by: Meg on 11th April 2024 at 10:46

What a lovely view of the Owls. Very different from Tuesday when it was cold, raining cats and dogs and blowing a hooley. One diner joked it was raining so hard that the pond had overflowed and the fish were on the lawn.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th April 2024 at 11:00

The Owls is a lovely building with nice surroundings. The new builds weren’t there when I last went.
The Jolly Swagman never gives credit. It’s an easy life for some.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 11:02

I overlooked yesterday to mention that the RW Hope store is now in the process of moving out of the old Debenhams store into the long vacated TK Maxx store in the Grand Arcade.
Along with a few new shops opening in Makinson's Arcade and the Debenhams store undergoing a major revamp by Stack as a major entertainment venue, surely this is a bit of good news for the town centre?

Comment by: Poet on 11th April 2024 at 14:03

The pond can be seen as it was in 1937 on the Album . Places . Standish. #27939
#27937

Comment by: Brian on 11th April 2024 at 16:15

Colin / Dennis can either of you recommend a website or individual that converts black and white photos to colour. Thank
Your photos are very very good

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 16:50

Brian, I cannot help myself but I think there are a few on PAD that may help. Keith on the album also post old colorised photos he may help but might need you contact details.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 16:55

Mark, I can assure you this was taken Easter Sunday 2024, it does take at least 7 days before a photo get posted, that’s assuming it gets selected. Thanks, Colin.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 17:12

John, let me know when you are back. Veronica’s paintings are simply MAGNIFIQUE, it would be good to share a visit to WAG to see and enjoy her extraordinary talent.
Sorry I don’t have a bike and knowing my luck an electric one would explode and burn the house down. My son keeps his in a concrete shed!!!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 11th April 2024 at 18:35

Colin, you are correct. I am lucky enough to have some of Veronica's paintings....what a talented lady! And not only talented, she is a lot of fun too!

Comment by: Veronica on 11th April 2024 at 18:49

Colin it’s not the Louvre where us WAG’s paint it’s more of a concrete shed! We don’t get much done for yapping. ‘All’ my paintings are in a big box under the stairs. Next time we have an exhibition at the Library I’ll let you know..that’s if it’s still open.. ;o)) but thank you for the praise. You will have to get John to show you how to get on the WAG page.. you might see the Jolly Swagman on Wigan Nostalgia while you are at it.

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 11th April 2024 at 19:10

Colin back this Sunday and this could be a better email address for me
jbcortina@gmail.com

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 11th April 2024 at 20:10

Brian, the photos that I have Coloured I have done on Ancestry for free. there are apps that you can get but I think most of them you have to pay for. I'm sure someone will let you know.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 11th April 2024 at 20:59

Thanks all, John, I will drop you a email over the weekend and Dennis thanks for giving Brian advice.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings and now for today. Good night.

Comment by: Brian on 12th April 2024 at 11:42

Colin/Dennis thanks for your replies
Dennis were you a steel bender ??

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