Photo of demolished showroom sparks letter from the coast

YESTERYEAR: Standish Street through the ages

YESTERYEAR: Standish Street through the ages

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Pictures of a landmark garage being demolished in Chorley sparked memories for one Flashback reader.

Back in September the Guardian published photos of the old Evans Halshaw Ford showroom in Standish Street being knocked down.

As a result Jack Winrow, who is from Chorley but now lives on the Fylde Coast, sent us some pictures of Standish Street through the ages, which included the famous Hare and Hounds Inn.

He reminisced: “The Inn was a favourite drinking place for residents of Chorley who were of Irish origin.

“This was in the 1940s and 50s and so many fights took place inside the pub that local people called it ‘The War Office’.”

The car dealership has moved to a new site but it’s thought they are using the Standish Street address to store parts and for servicing.

Although Mr Winrow has moved to the seaside he still stays in touch with the Guardian.

“A local newsagent kindly gets me the Chorley Guardian every week,” he said.