Photos sent to PhotoStream are not saved. PhotoStream is a sharing mechanism. Note that PhotoStream only holds 1000 photos max and only for 30 days.
If the photos have been deleted from PhotoStream then you can only recover them from their original source or on a device on which they were saved from PhotoStream.
hi guys thank you for the replies, sorry I have been away.
I am confused then - I have had to buy more icloud memory recently (2 of us use it with phones etc and so share pics, music) but I thought this was because its saving more photos?
So no idea why I have to buy storage if you now say photos arent saved?
If gone from the last 1000 they are lost? I dont have a Mac just iphone/ipad.
Sorry if Im getting it wrong!