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Title: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 10, 2010, 05:51 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1002.jpg)
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Post by: chrisandangie on November 10, 2010, 09:21 PM
We have a dingle too , opposite Lyndhurst  ;D
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Post by: Kiwi on November 10, 2010, 09:45 PM
Got a dongle on me lappy if that's any use  ;)
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Post by: lydia on November 11, 2010, 11:37 PM
No Bill ignore the others. I loved your pics of dingle as got many happy memories there lol
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Post by: herby on November 12, 2010, 02:26 AM
Hi Bill

       Yeh Bill keep posting the photo's I love em       herby
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Post by: ashtonmasher on November 12, 2010, 04:15 AM
Yes thanks for the photos of the Dingle Bill..
Stella
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Post by: Kiwi on November 16, 2010, 09:03 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1099.jpg)
Bit daft that, ducks can't read  ;D
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Post by: Kiwi on November 16, 2010, 10:12 PM
Who was it said "the water can't be very deep, it's only just past them ducks legs"  ;)

Bill, can I be nosey and ask which program are you using to do the graphics  ??
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 17, 2010, 01:37 AM
Hello Kiwi.

I've just come in from being out.  Even if I didn't go out Tuesday, I'd have gone out tonight to avoid the wall to wall coverage of you know what.

In answer to your question...

a). The pictures are my own.  Unfortunately, a lot of folk get upset if you copy what they've had to go to all the effort to press a button to get.

b). I use XnView v1.97.8 Standard version (JPEG2000) - I download English Setup (http://www.xnview.com/en/downloadwin32.html) - to resize and crop my pictures as necessary.  It does far more than that and it's free.

c). I use Open Office Draw - part of the Open Office free programme from here (http://www.openoffice.org/) to manipulate my pictures and add things like speech bubbles.  Part of the idea behind Open Office is to try and break the Microsoft monopoly and it's well worth downloading.

d). I'm using Windows 7 and use the snipping Tool for selecting a picture from the screen and saving it as a *.jpg file.  Open Office isn't all that brilliant at saving what's on the screen as a good quality picture.

Most of what I do has been done through trial and error and, because it's not been something I've ever done before, has taken me a long time to learn.  I don't mind admitting that where computers are concerned, I'm back at skoo and still learning.

If you need any further information, shout out.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on November 17, 2010, 03:42 AM
Thanks Bill, don't think I'll be going anywhere near a telly tonight either  ;)
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Post by: Martin on November 27, 2010, 06:11 PM
Limehurst Farm and Assheton House?
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on November 27, 2010, 10:56 PM
Fence and reflection.
Very good.

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Post by: Denise on November 30, 2010, 03:30 PM
Very bracing shots, Bill, lots of great walks to the Pike. Hope you had your thermal legs on!!!   ;)
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Post by: Fudge on November 30, 2010, 03:42 PM
You were very brave facing them freezing winds that are blowing down the hills Fudge
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Post by: Bill on November 30, 2010, 03:50 PM
Unfortunately I put my slippery legs on by mistake Denise (and went down like a sack of frozen chips).  The last furlong was hard work - the rest had been 'tyretracked' - but the walk was very enjoyable.

By the time I got up there Fudge I was as warm as toast (and breathless as a balloon blower at Christmas).  The problem with the wind was that it had caused drifts and I went up to my knees in it a few times.  In fact, there was hardly any snow at the pike - most of it had blown away.
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Post by: Nan on December 01, 2010, 11:25 AM
Bet there`s plenty of it up there this morning Bill. It`s about 4 to 5 inches deep in my garden and that`s close to Ashton centre.
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Post by: gibby on December 02, 2010, 03:19 AM
You take lovely pictures Bill thank you, we used to walk up to the Pike on Easter Sunday and watch the sun come up. gibby
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Post by: Bill on December 02, 2010, 10:31 AM
Thanks gibby.  Actually, all I do is press a button (and fall down in the snow), the camera does the rest.
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Post by: pamela on December 02, 2010, 05:11 PM
Ahh !youre being too modest there Bill  ;DI was feeling quite homesick the other day , I saw your pics of the Pike in the snow and it cheered me up no end ! Not to mention how pretty the snow looks , thanks :-*
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Post by: Vanessa on May 03, 2011, 07:51 PM
Lovely pics, I wonder if they will ever repair the footbridge at the viaduct, I nearly ended up in the Medlock last time I was down there.

Vanessa
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on May 04, 2011, 06:09 AM
Can anyone remember when the Medlock had rusty coloured water.
Kevin
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Post by: herby on May 04, 2011, 08:15 AM
Hi Kevin
           
       Yes.  It was during or just after the war we used to go swimming there and a land army girl chased us off.  herby.
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on May 05, 2011, 10:10 AM
We used to go swimming during the war years and later in the Medlock.We went in just pased the Fenny Field Bridge.The medlock was clear water before it got towards the Park Bridge Iron Works and then changed colour afterwards.
Kevin
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Post by: chrisandangie on May 05, 2011, 10:25 AM
The water that runs through "The Brook" on St albans Av and at the back of our grove is always murky brown, but if my memory serves me well we will not be seeing it much longer at the side of St albans , as they are going to fill in the culvert where people keep digging it up looking for victorian bottles. Call me cynical , but a lovley new shiny estate would look nice there !  :-*
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 05, 2011, 04:12 PM
Yes I remember the Medlock being a rust colour, probably round about the early 1950s; I have also see it covered in what seemed to be soap suds floating on top about a foot deep. We always thought Kerfoot's Pharmaceuticals were responsible so kept well away. No wonder I never saw any fish in that river.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 05, 2011, 05:13 PM
The water that runs through "The Brook" on St albans Av and at the back of our grove is always murky brown, but if my memory serves me well we will not be seeing it much longer at the side of St albans , as they are going to fill in the culvert where people keep digging it up looking for victorian bottles. Call me cynical , but a lovley new shiny estate would look nice there !  :-*

That's what I like about the old maps. You can see where all the old brooks and streams used to run before they too were culverted.


Ian
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 06, 2011, 09:51 PM
Those are excellent pictures
Once again you have out done yourself.

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Post by: jan on May 08, 2011, 01:15 PM
Thanks for those Bill.  Glad you're enjoying the wanderings.  Amazing what you find when you head off down side streets on two feet  :)
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Post by: Meg on May 08, 2011, 01:41 PM
And walking is much better for your health than going to the gym :)
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Post by: herby on May 09, 2011, 12:26 AM
Hi
     Thanks for the photo's Bill I remember a lot of those places. I liked the Fleet st one I lived in the same block but in Church st down from the Mechanics. Oh happy days       herby
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Post by: chrisandangie on May 09, 2011, 04:08 AM
Desolation Boulevard  ;D

I was worried I was going to popup in the bus station !
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Post by: herby on May 09, 2011, 10:33 AM
Hi Bill
            Yes most of it wanted knocking down when I lived there. It really was a dirty old town every where was black even the town hall it certainly changed and all for the better. I,m glad Stamford park hasn't changed all that much, it really a lovely place to go.    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on May 09, 2011, 11:03 AM
Thanks again Bill, great pics (as usual) just a question though ..some streets looked very deserted and lonely especially the evening ones ...are you quite safe wondering around on ur tod???
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 11, 2011, 12:12 PM
Bill - your photos of deserted streets remind me of the film 'High Noon' where Gary Cooper is about to have a shootout and everyone else has scarpered. Love the colour of the sky - you've not been Photoshopping have you?
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 11, 2011, 08:18 PM
Keep it up Bill. They're good locations nicely composed and very eerie - I used to be a member of the local camcorder group so I know a bit about it. Getting that sort of quality with a film camera would be very difficult , particularly the night exposures. I wish I had gone for a 'pocket' camera. Before I bought my most recent camera, a Canon 40D SLR, I bought a 'compact' one. It takes fantastic pictures but is almost an inch thick and will not fit into any of my trouser pockets. Doh!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on May 12, 2011, 05:10 AM
Hi Bill
           Thanks for the photo is it took a minute or two to recognise it there used to be a gate and railings across the spare ground in the front to stop you getting in. Is the building on the left of the gate still Jones's garage. I noticed on another photo a lot of the graves have gone there used to be quite a few that stood about three feet above the ground, did they move them when the motor way went through or did they just chuck em,they were very old ones and I dont suppose there were any relatives left to complain.                                                                             herby               
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Post by: chrisandangie on May 12, 2011, 05:54 AM
I have had 2 40Ds , I now have a 600D (much better in low light, and HD recording) Im afraid the old adage "you get what you pay for" is still revelant regarding DSLRs  ;D
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 12, 2011, 05:30 PM
I have had 2 40Ds , I now have a 600D (much better in low light, and HD recording) Im afraid the old adage "you get what you pay for" is still revelant regarding DSLRs  ;D

I have a 30D in storage at the back of the wardrobe.
I use my 50D for pictures. A bit miffed because just after that they came out with HD Video on the next camera the 60D.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on May 14, 2011, 08:58 AM
Hi Bill
         Thanks for the photo. I remember that place alright he hasn't done much modernisation on it it is exactly the same as I remember it I can still remember a bloke having a big argument with one of the blokes there when they put the price of petrol up by a shilling a gallon when the Suez canal got closed. I had a walk down Church st and stood ouside my front door only it wasn't there anymore Griersons warehouse is still there. I lived next door but one to it now it's a car park. Brought back a lot of memories though.
                                                                                       
                                                                                               Thanks again.     herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on May 18, 2011, 03:43 PM
I've never been able to afford a Canon camera, all my black & white pics were taken on various Praktica camera's and I think they've done a good job for a cheap camera, the camera snobs used to sneer when they saw what I was using, but if you haven't the eye for a good picture you can have the most expensive camera in the world and the photo will still be cr*p. I use a Sony Alpha 300 DSLR now with additional Minolta lenses, when I bought it it was about £200 cheaper than the equivalent Canon and I have no grumbles at all about the quality of the pictures it takes. I used to have a darkroom and did all my own processing, its a joy now not to be locked up for hours while I develop and print and be able to snap away without worrying about the cost of film. I just wish they were around in the 70's and 80's and now think of all the pictures I missed taking and didn't because of the cost.

Vanessa
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 18, 2011, 05:08 PM
I've never been able to afford a Canon camera, all my black & white pics were taken on various Praktica camera's and I think they've done a good job for a cheap camera, the camera snobs used to sneer when they saw what I was using, but if you haven't the eye for a good picture you can have the most expensive camera in the world and the photo will still be cr*p. I use a Sony Alpha 300 DSLR now with additional Minolta lenses, when I bought it it was about £200 cheaper than the equivalent Canon and I have no grumbles at all about the quality of the pictures it takes. I used to have a darkroom and did all my own processing, its a joy now not to be locked up for hours while I develop and print and be able to snap away without worrying about the cost of film. I just wish they were around in the 70's and 80's and now think of all the pictures I missed taking and didn't because of the cost.

Vanessa

It's an excellent camera you have there Vanessa and yes it is true, the idea behind photography is composition not some fancy smanshy camera.

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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 18, 2011, 08:20 PM
I first took a serious interest in photography around 1964 and subscribed to the Amateur Photographer magazine from that date. Practika cameras were well regarded in the budget market so I'm not surprised they gave good results. I also used to do my own b&w D&P but don't miss the palaver of creating light-tight rooms, mixing developer and fixer etc. one little bit.
My first SLR was a Russian Zenit E camera. It was all I could afford then but I never regretted buying it. It was built like a tank and had no automation at all but it gave me perfectly good pictures. I still have it because I could never bring myself to throw a camera away. I now have 9 cameras (including 2 stereoscopic) dating back to 1964. Car boot sale anyone?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on May 18, 2011, 09:38 PM
I have a Nimslo stereoscopic camera, boxed and in mint condition, might be worth something in the future. I only used it a few times as you didn't get many photos from a film, it was more of an investment buy as a future collectable, got it cheap as they didn't sell well. My other investment piece is an old Leica, now that will never lose value. Still got all my Pracktica cameras too, like you I couldn't part with them. The worse part of developing your own film was loading it in the tank in the pitch black, I ended up using one of those light-tight bags but it still wasn't the easiest thing to do, nothing worse than having a reel of film ruined because a chink of light got in.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 19, 2011, 01:34 AM
I have a Nimslo stereoscopic camera, boxed and in mint condition, might be worth something in the future. I only used it a few times as you didn't get many photos from a film, it was more of an investment buy as a future collectable, got it cheap as they didn't sell well. My other investment piece is an old Leica, now that will never lose value. Still got all my Pracktica cameras too, like you I couldn't part with them. The worse part of developing your own film was loading it in the tank in the pitch black, I ended up using one of those light-tight bags but it still wasn't the easiest thing to do, nothing worse than having a reel of film ruined because a chink of light got in.

Vanessa



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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on May 19, 2011, 04:46 AM
Hi
      I have a Sony Handycam that my mate gave me. It says on it 30GB DCR-SR40Hdd Hard disc drive
      7hrs(High Quality 20 Hrs long play. It takes god films and photos but I cant get the hang of it
       My Daughter in law uses it and takes good films of the kids. I had a go at it for about ten minutes
       and couldn't get it to work till my son took the cap off the lens I had a look at the instruction book
       but it has over a hundred pages in it. I have a little camera a Canaon Power shot which I have taken
       a lot of photos with but the batteries are nearly always flat now when I go to use it now. herby





 




     

 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on May 25, 2011, 04:11 PM
Great atmospheric shots, Bill ! :)
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Post by: Fudge on May 25, 2011, 07:29 PM
Bill Thanks for the stamps Fudge
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 26, 2011, 10:45 AM
Hi Bill. Your picture of the Tudno mill chimney is interesting. It looks fairly slim there but I took a photo from Slate Lane in 1977 looking back towards Ashton before all the massive redevelopment and a chimney in the far background has the word 'Tudno' on it but it's much wider than in your shot. Is that chimney still there or has it been demolished?
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Post by: Son of Nomad on May 27, 2011, 09:42 AM
"It seems the chimney is oblong and so your photo would be of the wide side."

Ah yes, all is revealed. Thanks Bill.
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Post by: jan on May 27, 2011, 02:07 PM
The church pics are especially atmospheric Bill.  Loved them, especially with the clock faces lit up  :)
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Post by: Meg on June 03, 2011, 10:31 AM
Love the photo of the station- just like an Edward Hopper painting where you can make up a story about what might happen next!
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Post by: Son of Nomad on June 03, 2011, 02:56 PM
Love the photo of the station- just like an Edward Hopper painting where you can make up a story about what might happen next!

It's The Twilight Zone!

(cue spooky music).   Da da da da,  da, da, da, da ...........
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Post by: greeny on June 06, 2011, 06:57 PM
hi bill love the charlestown station photo , i remember it when they had gas lights , should it have been called boston station ? as charlestown was on the other side of wellington road prince of orange side  ;D
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 06, 2011, 10:00 PM
hi bill love the charlestown station photo , i remember it when they had gas lights , should it have been called boston station ? as charlestown was on the other side of wellington road prince of orange side  ;D

So do I, Those gas mantles
(http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/84/53/845309_6a689865.jpg)

I don't know about Boston, there was very little north of the station when the line was first built.
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Post by: Kiwi on June 07, 2011, 09:10 AM
Had a walk along the Huddersfield Canal yesterday morning from Mossley to Portland Basin, was quite nice apart from having to avoid all the dog eggs between Stalybridge and Ashton  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 07, 2011, 11:53 AM
Dust off your mantles. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13677732)

Earth's mantle disturbed by all this 'fracking' for shale gas, Bill (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0577dda0-8c82-11e0-883f-00144feab49a.html#axzz1OaONowZp)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 07, 2011, 12:01 PM
Had a walk along the Huddersfield Canal yesterday morning from Mossley to Portland Basin, was quite nice apart from having to avoid all the dog eggs between Stalybridge and Ashton  ;)

Welcome to Ashton, Kiwi - hope it's not too much of a shock!!  Also hope your family over here are ok.  :) 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on June 07, 2011, 01:39 PM
mithinks Martin is on holiday as well,due to Skew bridge posting.
I just can't get it, about not poop and scoop.Are the culprits smart or stupid,my thought the latter.
Citizens power of arrest etc. and zero tolerance with offenders and max fines.
It may deter some, but the "latter",probably wouldn't be phased.Pet lovers?I've sh1t em,scuse my ca.french
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 08, 2011, 06:30 AM
The weather isn't that bad, at least it's not bucketing down and I won't have to re-acclimatise when I go home coz the temperatures are about the same  ;) Just gotta get used to not being wide awake at 3am and eating dinner when my stomach thinks it's 5 in the morning.

OK, off to the Riverside cafe for brekky, if it's open yet  :)
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Post by: Nan on June 08, 2011, 03:15 PM
Quote
They traced the cause of the tremors to a house in Preesall where a couple had recently moved in and were shuffling their furniture around.


Would that be us by any chance, Bill... Ha!Ha! I move from Ashton, and still  manage to get blamed for everything that happens  ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Nan on June 08, 2011, 08:12 PM
Settled in very well thanks Bill and really love it here. Neighbours are really friendly, which helps a lot. Only 5 minutes from the sea front at Knott End, and an easy drive in to Cleveleys and Fleetwood. The weather isn`t too bad here. Had quite a bit of rain, but mainly at night. Several grey days, and lots of sunshine, but the wind really gets  up very often with being close to the sea. It`s lovely though, and I think we made the right decision in moving here. It`s just a totally different way of life. We get over to Ashton to see the family on a regular basis too, and our youngest daughter and her children have spent a few days here with us which was lovely.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 12, 2011, 01:17 AM
Once again, an interesting selection Bill!
Always enjoy your views from Ashton.
I liked them all but especially the Old Street pictures.

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Post by: Jayess on August 12, 2011, 02:13 AM
Gee Bill--It is 53yrs since I left Ashton although I have been back to Ashton 20 yrs ago & the place had changed a lot then but I do not think I would even know tha place any more --The photos are very good & it is so great to see all the changes -- I am glad to see you are now putting the names of the places which is great to all of us who migrated to all the faraway places --Thanks Bill --keep up the good work .  Jayess
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Post by: KENNETHO on August 12, 2011, 04:32 AM
I WILL SECOND THAT JAYESS CHEERS KENNETHO
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 14, 2011, 05:59 PM
Burlington, my street!

52 Tatton St then 108 Burlington St.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on August 16, 2011, 12:40 PM
hi the new northern bypass that starts at charlestown station to penny meadow , have they got to pull st marys school down now a mosque ?, if they dont pull it down the road will narrow near school yard and railway ? or are they waiting for the new mosque on hillgate to be completed, went by a few weeks ago and new mosque looks nearly ready ?its a mavelous building
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: heather on August 16, 2011, 01:02 PM
Yes, they are waiting for the completion of the new mosque before they demolish the old one.
Heather
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 21, 2011, 09:33 PM
Ah! I see the spelling mistake!
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Post by: KENNETHO on August 21, 2011, 10:55 PM
thats what we are known for dropping the  H  cheers kennetho
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Post by: Jayess on August 21, 2011, 11:59 PM
Hi Kenny  -- How things have changed --- It Looks like they have a mobile Police Station which I suppose is trying to find the Missing "H" -- See Kenny, in our young days we only had the cop on a bike that was mobile-- Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on August 22, 2011, 04:33 AM
things have changed jayess we used the goolkeepernear queens rd. to warn us when the cop was on his way and we would scoot untill he passed on his way to hurst cross and then it was game on again. oh yes those were days indeed plenty of fun and freshair. cheers, ken.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on October 07, 2011, 07:13 PM
Love the view from Moss Lane.
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Post by: Son of Nomad on October 08, 2011, 12:31 PM
Bill - your photo of the Red House pub on Lees Road reminds me of the one and only time I went in there. I took a girlfriend in one evening in 1972 and it was nearly a disaster. For some reason I still don't understand I must have gone in the wrong door because there was a dartboard right by the door and a player was just about to throw when I went through. He managed to pull his throw in time and avoid skewering me but gave me a real dirty look. Did I feel embarrassed!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 08, 2011, 09:39 PM
Although not a pub I know well, I was in there not long ago.  It's been done up after being closed for some time and they've mede a good job of it.  Let's hope it stays open.

One of the windows was boarded up when I drove past yesterday.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on October 19, 2011, 11:44 AM
Are those Christmas lights over Penny Meadow?  :))
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Post by: Fudge on October 19, 2011, 07:17 PM
Ha Ha I went to the Indian Temple on Sunday night to start my celebration with them. A super night and plenty of activities with a fab fire work display at the end. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on October 19, 2011, 08:28 PM
Are those Christmas lights over Penny Meadow?  :))


"May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you. May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives. May the Diwali light show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace harmony WISH U A VERY HAPPY DIWALI"    

"Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones."

Diwali is on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.


Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Thirty8ers on October 19, 2011, 09:56 PM
Meg,
I think the lights on Penny Meadow are for Diwali on 26th October,
June
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Thirty8ers on October 19, 2011, 10:09 PM
Oops...I seem to have turned two pages together!

 :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on October 27, 2011, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the pics Bill,I love seeing the changes and trying to figure my way around !!! isn,t the pub on Lees rd opposite St Damians? When I was at school there a long time ago it was a little old place, and we seniors would nip over the road to buy crisps, that was when the Hartshead estate was newly built.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: lydia on October 27, 2011, 11:15 PM
And now the new st damians is open and old one demolished, my daughter left there 12 years ago and did so well there.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 01, 2011, 09:24 PM

This cheeky chappie was watching me dig my garden waiting for tasty morsals

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6091/6303690860_915782dcd4_z.jpg)

Vanessa
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Post by: Fudge on November 01, 2011, 10:04 PM
Thats a lovely photo I love Robins you could use that for your Christmas Cards Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 01, 2011, 10:20 PM
Thanks Fudge and yes, I plan to use it for my Christmas cards. Everytime I looked round it was there looking over my shoulder, I couldn't believe how close it came.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on November 02, 2011, 12:39 AM
Smashing picture,thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on November 02, 2011, 09:00 AM
 :) :) Really lovely photograph Vanessa. He must have felt very safe whilst he sat watching you.

   Dannyx6
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on November 02, 2011, 09:07 AM
Hi Bill,
Thank you for your very interesting pictures, they really keep us up todate 'downunder' We are so lucky having you and Vanessa bringing the changing face of Ashton to us. Of course, Martin also is on the ball. Think we would need a tour guide without your helpful photography.
Many Thanks Dannyx6  :) :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 02, 2011, 10:02 AM
Last Tues I went to see Martin give a slide show for the Civic on pictures of buildings it was very interesting and it showed the lovely stone work on many buildings in Ashton hope to see more at another talk some time next year.

The next night went to see Gay at the Archives doing a talk on Sugar and Slaves about the Duckinfield Family from Dukinfield. Another well presented and interesting talk. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 02, 2011, 02:22 PM

Here's a few more shots of the same bird

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshistory/sets/72157627905606933/

Believe it or not, my cat was sat next to me supervising my digging showing no interest in the bird at all, infact he keeps all the other cats off the garden and so safeguards the birds.
I love this digital technology, it so easy to use and we (Bill, Martin etc.) can show you what is happening in Ashton within hours of taking the photo and spread it all over the world, amazing.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on November 03, 2011, 10:05 PM
Be warned, I have just got me my dream video camera, made by Mr Sony, full HD, dosent wobble when you wobble ( image stabiliser )  ;D and everything else, the dog's do do's  ;D   We are off to Lanzarote on Sunday ( well half the family, Mr burglar ! ) ,but when I get back , I will be brandishing said camera everywhere, and cop this is has a built in projector, so I can bore people 5ft by 5ft  :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on November 04, 2011, 03:31 AM
Sounds exciting Chris, cant wait for future events!!!! :) :) :) Thanks.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on November 04, 2011, 10:29 AM

  I have just got me my dream video camera, made by Mr Sony, full HD,
 
      I have one of those that my mate gave me I don't know how to use it properly yet I had a look ay the instruction manual it will take me to next year to read it never mind understand it my daughter in law can use it and took some good movies of the kids but it's a bit beyond me yet.     herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 04, 2011, 01:34 PM
Herby, just set it to auto it'll work everything out itself, that's what I do and my HD videos turn out ok.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on November 04, 2011, 07:54 PM
Well Said , press the "idiot " button and film away !   ;D  Works for me on my Canon Camera, you can change every setting on it if you so wish, but why fix what ain't broken !  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 05, 2011, 02:56 AM
i hope we get some bunty plot pics to share cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 06, 2011, 07:46 PM
Ah, the former Heginbottom Girls School, I have many happy memories of that place.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 06, 2011, 10:20 PM
We Had a brilliant School reunion on Friday there were quite a few from different years Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on November 07, 2011, 05:43 AM
Hi
         I lived in that street next door but one to Griersons warehouse and I sat for some hours on those steps when I was a kid    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on November 08, 2011, 06:31 PM
hi went by st marys school the other day , now its gone and the ground is flat ,the space it took looks small makes you wonder if it was ever there  :) the new mosque must be up and running now , great picture bill , what a fine building the mosque it is
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on November 08, 2011, 11:57 PM
Hi Bill  --Liked your Photos & think they are really good but is there nobody living in Ashton any more for there doesn`t seem to be any one around. It is amusing for me to view the pics & see how Ashton has changed & if I now came back after leaving there 53 years ago I would be lost completely. I have only ever been back to UK once in 1990 & had a short couple of days in Ashton, Hyde & Denton & I was lost even then.  Now I reckon I would need a Guide to show me around. It is hard to try to recognise the places & I really like it when you put names to the photos. _Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on November 09, 2011, 03:06 AM

Here's a few more shots of the same bird

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshistory/sets/72157627905606933/

Believe it or not, my cat was sat next to me supervising my digging showing no interest in the bird at all, infact he keeps all the other cats off the garden and so safeguards the birds.
I love this digital technology, it so easy to use and we (Bill, Martin etc.) can show you what is happening in Ashton within hours of taking the photo and spread it all over the world, amazing.

Vanessa


Speaking of Cheeky Chappies

here's mine

http://youtu.be/UnxXuleQRaY (http://youtu.be/UnxXuleQRaY)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: mercian on November 20, 2011, 01:56 AM
Hi Bill really great shots thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on November 20, 2011, 03:00 AM
Hi Bill
          Thanks for the photos they are great. I recognised the shop outside the park gates from the begining of the Dingle. I hope I'm right  herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on November 20, 2011, 04:43 AM
Hi Bill
Thank you so much for the lovely photographs. Brings us up to date, along with memories.

Many thanks, Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 20, 2011, 09:53 AM
One of you professional snappers on this site It would be nice to see some of the New Hospital pictures so the people can have a look at the changes there. Keep snapping Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 20, 2011, 07:36 PM
Thats gone up quick the Tameside Enterprise. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 23, 2011, 07:33 PM

Riversvale Hall driveway, I've also done a video but haven't had chance to edit it yet.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6057/6389612843_5409f2d4cb_z.jpg)

The old coach road in Riversdale, the end of Riversdal Hall Drive is on the left

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6111/6389616247_106e088812_z.jpg)

some more pics here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshistory/sets/72157628112750681/

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on November 24, 2011, 02:20 AM
Vanessa -- Those Photos are really Beautiful & are a very good reminder for me of the old days of the Autumn  colours when I loved to wander with the dog through Denton Woods. Now I enjoy the colours of flowers all the year round here in Queensland but nothing like the Autumns of Ashton & surrounds. --Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on December 18, 2011, 09:26 PM
Why does everyone keep rubbing the snow scene in Ha ha Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 18, 2011, 09:31 PM
Thank You for the by pass pictures!

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 18, 2011, 09:57 PM
Lovely pictures Bill

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on December 19, 2011, 09:20 AM
Great pictures Bill.Thanks.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on December 19, 2011, 04:17 PM
Winter wonderland from Hartshead Pike!. Thank you Bill for such clear and descriptive photographs.

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on January 07, 2012, 04:56 PM

Fortunately this tree fell into the Ashton Cricket ground and not on the railway line

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6653191823_b2e3d8bd6c_b.jpg)

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: GayJ on January 07, 2012, 11:37 PM
I've got 80ft high mature trees within 40 ft of my house and every time it's windy, I imagine one of the branches coming through my bedroom window.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on January 25, 2012, 01:06 AM
I wish they'd put some nets up on the underside the bridge to stop the bloomin' pigeons from roosting on the girders (and then emptying themselves).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on January 25, 2012, 03:11 AM
They use this stuff down here.
 (http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Dogsbreath/avipoint-birdspike-glue-guide.jpg)
The wind-rats hate it  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on January 25, 2012, 06:34 AM
Kiwi -- I thought your KIWI's (birds) didn't fly so why would you put those things on the roof or do you chase them around the garden.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on January 25, 2012, 09:43 AM
The Kiwi (bird) can't fly but we have plenty of other dispensers of avian faecal matter  :D

However even we can't compete with your flying foxes for quantity and dare I say quality  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on January 25, 2012, 10:11 AM
Every so often they come and remove all the eggs and exterminate the pigeons they also put netting up but they seem to get back on to the ledging. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 05, 2012, 03:04 AM
A winter's night in Ashton town...

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1290_zpsa38a1384.jpg)

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1292_zpsd161fb96.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on February 05, 2012, 07:34 AM
Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for the "Winter Pictures", just helps us to feel a little cooler here in WA !!! I can just feel those cool breezes coming off the snow.(In my mind!!)  Wonderful photography, not a soul in sight - maybe just as well? 'man taking photographs at night' ha ha ha. Keep it going though, always intriguing. Could you please tell us where DANDO's is situated, for the life of us, we cannot work out which part of Ashton that is now.

Many thanks Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on February 05, 2012, 10:10 AM
Snow, Snow, Snow every were you look  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 05, 2012, 11:15 AM
Hello Danny.

Dando's is on the corner of the Market Avenue and Old Street - right in the middle of this view. (http://binged.it/xaGxeA)

It was late o'clock when I was wandering round and, apart from a few stragglers, had the place to myself.  Magic.  It had gone much milder than of late and I enjoyed the ramble.

Glad you enjoyed the pictures - I enjoyed taking them.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on February 05, 2012, 01:47 PM
Hi
     I thought that Photo was taken near the avenue I recognised the top of the church on the corner I used to play snooker up there with Tommy Fox his dad was the caretaker. They have built something in the front is it still a church. herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Nan on February 05, 2012, 01:57 PM
No snow here at Preesall. It was raining all day yesterday, and this morning we had fog, but now the sun has broke through and it`s quite bright with just a few misty patches. It`s much warmer than it has been for the past few days too.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 05, 2012, 05:01 PM
I don't know of any churches near there herby.  The building on the same side as Dando's and on the other corner is the Natwest Bank. (http://ashton-under-lyne.blogspot.com/2011/03/key-holder.html)

I think Herby may be talking about the photo from the Stamford Street end of the Avenue, with the church in question being the Methodist church, now cloaked in scaffolding.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on February 05, 2012, 06:03 PM
Herby you are probably thinking of former Stamford street Methodist chapel which was on the corner of Warrington st and Stamford st. Just along was the old woolworths and,as you turned out of the avenue on to Stamford st, the chapel was diagonally opposite. No longer in use.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on February 05, 2012, 06:20 PM
Had a walk up Hurst Cross earlier today, I took my video camera, got a bit of footage of the New Charter Academy, oh and my chooks  ;D

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olL98i-3HVc)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 05, 2012, 06:33 PM
here's a video of my walk this afternoon

http://youtu.be/7dcWnbX-xl4

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on February 05, 2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks for these excellent pictures Bill
I wondered if you might go out and take some pictures
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 05, 2012, 07:43 PM
This one came out black and I've doctored it a bit.  It looks a bit spooky...


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1295_zpsf04b3807.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 05, 2012, 08:44 PM
This one came out black and I've doctored it a bit.  It looks a bit spooky...

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1295.jpg)


I've doctored it a bit more, Bill! :)

(http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/blogimages/billspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 05, 2012, 11:23 PM
Had a walk up Hurst Cross earlier today, I took my video camera, got a bit of footage of the New Charter Academy, oh and my chooks  ;D

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olL98i-3HVc)

The chucks are looking great. One tip about filming through railings, if the gap allows close your camera and push it through the gap, then you can film from the other side of the railings, it also lets you lean on the fence while filming.

What with Bill taking photo's in the early hours, you filming this morning and me filming this afternoon, its a wonder someone doesn't get on to the Reporter about these strange people hanging around Ashton with camera's.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 06, 2012, 12:31 AM
I was looking at the photo Bill took of the war memorial, is it my imagination but is there a ghostly figure standing to attention looking at the memorial, he's in front of the bush bottom left. Probably just a light and shadow thing, but creepy anyway.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 06, 2012, 12:36 AM
I avoided making it too bright Martin as I wanted it to appear as near as possible to how I saw it.  It does look a bit gloomy, but that's how it was in the early hours of this morning :).

I know - I was just playing about.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on February 06, 2012, 05:00 AM
Hello Bill,

You really are a treasure  :D The photograph that you said was Black and you have 'doctored', has come out really well. I have printed it off and taking it to show at my meeting this afternoon...........some of us ex-poms will thrive on it, not only because it is great, but the coolness about it!
Glad Herby mentioned the Methodist Church on Stamford Street. Again we had forgotten what is used to be!. Think we have been away for to long and had better make a trip to find out how the Ashton we knew has changed. I have to say that Ashton, from your very kind photographs along with Vanessa ,
Martin and ChrisandAng's contributions looks an entirely new place altogether from the place we left 45 years ago.
Am also enjoying your Blog Martin, you do an excellent job, once again Thank You, to all of you.

Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 06, 2012, 10:29 AM
This is the bush Vanessa.

Now, if you'd said you'd seen a ghastly figure near the memorial, I'd have held my hands up ;).


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1296_zps80eeedaf.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on February 06, 2012, 10:58 AM
Hi
    It's the grim reaper complete with scythe.    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 06, 2012, 02:23 PM
I can still see him  :o

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on February 10, 2012, 05:50 AM
Gee Bill, Maybe he saw Vannessa perusing him so he has gone back behind the bush (No offence to Vannessa meant) - Perhaps he is the guy he we saw in Vannessa`s photo a while back.  Seriously Bill & Vaneesa,  I really enjoy the Photos you both take --It always brings back many memories.  --Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on February 11, 2012, 05:47 AM
Hi
     I could see him the first time I looked, but I can only see him vaguely now it might be like looking in the fire I could always make pictures doing that herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 18, 2012, 06:00 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1300_zps407a2706.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 18, 2012, 07:40 PM
I believe that where the block of white portacabins are is where the park and ride is going to be. You can just see the train platform for the station.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 26, 2012, 05:16 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1304_zps27c82196.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 26, 2012, 05:57 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1304.jpg)

Oh, look! The pointy thing's had babies!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on February 26, 2012, 09:10 PM

That's where they come from  ;D ;D ;D

Vanessa

what is that pointy thing
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on February 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Presume it's the obelisk on this photo blog from October 2011, but it was childless then!!   ;)

The Point (http://ashton-under-lyne.blogspot.com/2011/10/st-michaels-church.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 27, 2012, 12:35 AM
yes i see your point cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on March 11, 2012, 09:02 PM

Views of the Metrolink at the junction of Lord Sheldon Way and Richmond Street

Here you can see the station platform

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6973431337_9a93d988bd_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6827325318_90c4f1eaaf_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6973423787_d263b3bbce_z.jpg)

Looking towards Ikea

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6973428017_abcac5b247_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6973429985_5807554772_z.jpg)

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: brian seward on March 12, 2012, 03:46 AM
Bill. Just got around to seeing your excellent photos.  Like Jayess we would be lost if we came back.  Now as to the photo of Hill's Biscuits on Smith st. (May 25th 2011)  My late cousin Oswald Smith who was killed in a motor accident near Audenshaw in the mid thirties, was the General manager of Hill's only around 30 when he passed away. His father Frank Smith was a driver there and I went there as a teen after school for short time. Is it possible that the street was named after  the Smith's I have mentioned
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 12, 2012, 11:29 AM
Hello Brian. Smith Street was built at the same time as the first two mills in 1832. The 3rd mill, now the biscuit factory, was added in 1845. The street took its name from the owners of the mill, Abel Smith Buckley and James Smith Buckley. James ran the operation until 1876, then the mills stood empty until 1890 when a new company took over the buildings. The new company sold off the 3rd mill ('Tudno') which became Hills Biscuits.

There was no direct line between the Smith Buckleys and Hills so it seems to me that the name Smith is just a coincidence. If your Smiths were related to the Smith Buckleys it would probably be only distantly.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: brian seward on March 12, 2012, 06:57 PM
Thank you Martin for clearing up that question.. My Smith,s lived on Fir Ave, is it still there?.. and I believe my Cousin  Elsie Smith was a teacher, maybe at Ashton Grammar.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 12, 2012, 08:31 PM
Firs Avenue is still here, off Henrietta Street.

As I may have mentioned in another topic, there are nearly as many Smiths around Ashton as there are Buckleys!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on March 16, 2012, 02:19 PM
There's a doctor in the house, but Who is he. Saw this on Taunton Road.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6987139667_10e5dfacf6_z.jpg)

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 17, 2012, 12:15 AM
This one has the door on the left! Judging by the lock and handle.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 18, 2012, 11:51 PM
New Academy, Broadoak Road

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1310_zps32d3b5ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 24, 2012, 07:21 PM
A bingle in the Dingle

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1312_zpsdc9738b2.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1313_zps31c90f79.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1314_zpsdc0748ad.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1315_zps4e4003ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 25, 2012, 12:10 AM
Good pictures
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on March 25, 2012, 12:14 PM
Hello Bill,
Thank you so much for the great pictures..........Now, where abouts on Broadoak Road is the Academy situated. I am going to take a guess and you can bet I am wrong (as usual)!! is it near the top shops where years and years ago there used to be a Pit Hill?

It's been a terrific day with all the pictures that you have all taken and shared with us ex-pats. We truly appreciate them and all your time and effort.

Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 25, 2012, 03:19 PM
Thanks Danny - although I can assure you it's no effort wandering around in the sort of weather we're having at the moment.  In fact, I've just come in after a long walk on another glorious day and enjoying a pot of tea (I was gasping) before sitting out in the back to make the most of it while it lasts.

The new Academy you asked about is at the junction of Broadoak Road and Smallshaw Lane and is where this field (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=53.504148,-2.079184&spn=0.005513,0.016512&t=m&layer=c&cbll=53.504121,-2.079375&panoid=1eLmHeKUden7zO9qjzVCoQ&cbp=12,305.34,,0,-7.78&z=17) used to be.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on March 25, 2012, 04:14 PM
yes i would like to thank you all for the pictures you put on for us x pats, but most of the time i am lost with all the changes that are taking place.cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on March 25, 2012, 07:46 PM
Hello Bill,
Thank you so much for the great pictures..........Now, where abouts on Broadoak Road is the Academy situated. I am going to take a guess and you can bet I am wrong (as usual)!! is it near the top shops where years and years ago there used to be a Pit Hill?

It's been a terrific day with all the pictures that you have all taken and shared with us ex-pats. We truly appreciate them and all your time and effort.

Danny

Danny, it's ironic that you should refer to the area as once having a "pit hill" as that clue alone should remind us all that the fields that Bill photographed (the former home of the Broadoak Sports Centre ) had originally been the site of the Broadoak Colliery. Look on any of the old maps of Ashton and Hurst and you will see that this district is littered with coal mines and of course they are all now totally forgotten about but their old, abandoned pit shafts are there nevertheless. I once went on one of the Blue Badge guided walks in Dukinfield (I think it was Ray Parkes). During the course of the walk, the conversation got round to old, abandoned mineworkings in and around Ashton and district. On the walk, there just happened to be a chap whose passion was the history of coal mining (takes all kinds I suppose) and he told us that we would be horrified if we ever became aware of how many of these former mineworkings were closed down without any proper mapping of what was underground, the layouts and what was left behind. In other words, we just don't know what's underneath us when we launch into certain building programmes. My understanding is that a local football club might have relocated to the area of the Broadoak Sports Centre but testing showed that the substrata (or whatever else it's called) was deemed unstable and the relocation never happened. Picture the scene now; what was once considered unsafe for grown men to run around on is now the academic home of a thousand or so of our little darlings. Clearly, if the whole of Year Seven disappears overnight, we might assume that they've disappeared down a long-abandoned mineworking that the National Coal Board have absolutely no knowledge about whatsoever.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on March 25, 2012, 08:24 PM
Yes Too Shy , I lived on Broadoak Rd in 1960s and my brother and I used to roam far and wide in those hills , my mother would be furious because she knew how dangerous the old mine workings were , there was also a council rubbish tip nearby which would burn spontainiously. So I am surprised that a school has been built there . What happened to Hartshead School?
 I used to go to the Broadoak youth club behind the shops, and I remember here was a newsagents on the corner which looks like it has been made into flats, but the houses look very similar to what I remember , my husband and I planted a lilac tree in our front garden in 1976 , it was still there in 1990s , but its gone now ...hanks again Bill youre a marvel !!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 25, 2012, 10:31 PM
There is still a paper shop there. Hartshead I have heard is being demolished to make way for more housing. And I use to live on Warwick Road and there use to be a mine entrance in the area. Lordsfield was built on old mines as well. The tip you are on about as Ashton Rugby club and grounds there now. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on March 26, 2012, 09:11 AM
Hi Pam

Glad you mentioned it! I remember the tip now at Oak Fold, Blimey, we must be bobbing on a bit now!!!!! ha ha. There was also a tip at the bottom of Rowley Street and Smallshaw Lane. Can't imagine it being there now when you look at the lovely Sports/Parkland they have created can you?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrism2012 on March 26, 2012, 02:23 PM
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8098/manchesterfromridgehill.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/manchesterfromridgehill.jpg/)

The view from my back garden.
Another nice day

Chris  :)
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Post by: Lynn56 on March 27, 2012, 02:26 PM
Beautiful sky !
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Post by: pamela on March 27, 2012, 08:45 PM
Danny , I remember as a very young girl about 5 yrsold , where the new academy stands now was a pond , it was filled in later and used for sports , my brother played goalie for his team , so his girlfriend (later wife)and I would go and watch on Sunday mornings , once someone shot the ball and hit me right on my forehead "Great header !!" the lads shouted ..I didn,t score a goal but I was soooo embarassed!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 13, 2012, 06:38 PM
so thats  progress is it???? kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 24, 2012, 04:33 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1333_zps006a70ce.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on April 24, 2012, 05:53 PM
"right lad !!If u think ur gonna get though me gate with just a bunch of dandilions , think on !!"
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 25, 2012, 07:40 AM
I Knew Leslie Sykes he was a lovely man he was also Secretary at Albion Church for a very long time . Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 02, 2012, 04:39 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1342_zps5d6f3d7e.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on May 02, 2012, 09:15 PM
Lovely pictures, Bill  ;D ;D

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 02, 2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks Vanessa.


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 03, 2012, 12:13 AM
Thanks Vanessa.


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1347.jpg)

Excellent photo, Bill. That building is in one hell of a state and would need thousands spent on it to restore it to the grandeur it had when Kenworthys operated their jeweller's shop in those premises. It's been boarded up for years now. Next door (on the corner) was another old-established shop that sold household fabrics and linens but can't just think of the name (will recognise it as soon as someone comes up with it).

The poem, "The Hound of Heaven", if I remember it correctly, is a very moving piece. I have it tucked away somewhere so shouldn't really try to come up with a synopsis on here without referring to it directly but I seem to recall it being rather serious. I seem to recall that Francis Thompson went down south after some medical training here in the north and that he died in relative obscurity.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on May 03, 2012, 12:58 PM
Francis Thompson (1959-1903) was born in Preston and studied medicine at Owens College in Manchester. He never practiced as a doctor. He became addicted to opium, went to London in 1885 and lived  a life of destitution until he was 'discovered' after sending a poem to a magazine of the time called 'Merrie England'. His most famous poem is 'Hound of Heaven'. Tolkien was an avid fan and it's said Thompson's writings influenced Tolkien when writing 'Lord of the Rings'.
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Post by: Denise on May 03, 2012, 01:22 PM
Loving every one of your photos, Bill.

Hi Too Shy,  Drapers shop on Stamford St next door to Kenworthy's jewellers was Newbitts.   :)

Francis Thompson's poem 'The Hound of Heaven' is on Youtube read by Richard Burton.   
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 03, 2012, 06:42 PM
There is a page about Francis Thompson on the Ashton site, written by a friend who occasionally posts on here:
http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/history/francisthompson.htm (http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/history/francisthompson.htm)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 03, 2012, 11:20 PM
Loving every one of your photos, Bill.

Hi Too Shy,  Drapers shop on Stamford St next door to Kenworthy's jewellers was Newbitts.   :)

Francis Thompson's poem 'The Hound of Heaven' is on You Tube read by Richard Burton.

Thanks for the info about the drapers shop, Denise. I think that's ringing a bell. Wasn't Leigh and Arden's (curtain's?) shop more or less opposite there?

I flashed up the Richard Burton video on You Tube. He's very dour and all the contributors comment on his excess speed. He fair rattles through it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 04, 2012, 12:39 AM
For Too Shy and Denise


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on May 04, 2012, 10:03 AM
Latest photo looks so Dickensian, Bill!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 04, 2012, 12:14 PM
That's a coincidence Meg.  As I was taking the picture, a bobby tapped me on the shoulder and said "what the dickens are you doing here at this time of night?"
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 04, 2012, 02:21 PM
Nice picture (Stamford Street/Booth Street corner), Bill. Seems odd how the solicitors' premises, on the corner, are in "good nick" yet the former Kenworthys the Jewellers shop, next door,  is in such need of attention. The former Conservative Club, to the left of Kenworthys', is also looking a bit neglected these days. It's a sad reflection on a town which was once so proud and prosperous that buildings like these are just left to stagnate. I try to describe Ashton as it was to younger members of my family - they can't relate to what I'm telling them as they've only known Ashton in the rather run down state it's in now.
Title: Newbitt's and the Kenworthy's Ring
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 04, 2012, 05:46 PM
 

(http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t03083.jpg)

(http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t03125.jpg)

The story goes that the ring fell off one of the characters in a local pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the local theatre. He kept going round saying Fee Fi Fo Fum, where's me ring? Anybody seen it?

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on May 05, 2012, 06:44 PM
My mum used to buy all her linen from Newbitts, when I got engaged she bought me a lovely down duvet from there , I had it for years .
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 06, 2012, 09:35 AM
Hello Bill and Ashtonian 54,
Thank you both so much for the photographs, as Meg says the latter photographs look very Dickensian!
I bet you got a shock Bill, when Mr Plod asked you what you were doing? Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on May 06, 2012, 12:38 PM
My run in with Plod 481 at Hurst Cross".What do you think you're doing" reply. "It's obvious".
Made the Reporter."Not a bicycle made for two."day in court for both plus mi Mam,  fined 5 bob each.
Moral? I'm still out on that one.Tact has never been one of my things.However, ask a stupid question and be prepared for an equally stupid answer.
Much to my detriment.I felt like a criminal.Plod probably got his quota and who knows may have made Chief Costabule!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 06, 2012, 01:44 PM
Oh what a tangled web we weave....

What isn't a porkie pie though is that last night was 'big moon night' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17972782).....


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on May 06, 2012, 03:13 PM
Great pics once again, Bill.  Looks like you did some 'plodding' around of your own last night. Apparently the 2011 'Super moon' was largest it had been in 18 yrs. Some great views on YouTube too.  ::)  Denise 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 06, 2012, 04:04 PM
Brilliant Bill, fabulous photographs. Now, please tell me, where I am behind the 'iron gate"?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 06, 2012, 05:15 PM
Hello Danny,

I was stood standing where the wheelie bin is. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.48859,-2.090637&spn=0.001379,0.004128&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.946508,135.263672&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.488599,-2.090819&panoid=og4PLyDWvW7_9vIeOxHt4w&cbp=12,166.15,,1,0.99)
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Post by: Martin on May 06, 2012, 09:43 PM
Brilliant Bill, fabulous photographs. Now, please tell me, where I am behind the 'iron gate"?

Stamford Arcade, running between Old Street, at the side of the former Old Dog, and Stamford Street.


(edited to add: Sorry Bill - didn't see your reply at the start of a new page!)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on May 07, 2012, 07:02 AM
Bill, I started off at the wheelie bin , then up and down Old Street , up to Penny meadow , looked in at my old school (st Marys..must be gone now  )up to my where my house once stood on Union St across to my granma's house on Romney St (house number has changed )down to Cowhill Lane, and up to King Georges playing fields (nice houses on Alexandra Road )and up Henrietta Street(very nice houses too) to the Old Ball and had  a look at Firbank House (looks very nice Danny )and  by then my feet were killing me !!!!Thanyou soooo much Bill , really enjoyed my trip xxx
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 07, 2012, 09:47 AM
Blimey Pamela, you must be worn out.  Sit thee down with a cup o' tea after a trip like that.

As good as Mr Google is though, he can't keep up with the way things are changing round Ashton.  For instance - your old school as it was last November. (http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1005_zpsb359bec9.jpg)  It's now under a pile of tarmac somewhere on the new bypass.

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and it doesn't need me to tell you that buildings aren't just bricks and mortar but memories - usually buckets full.

P.S. I keep drifting round where I grew up hoping to see the blue plaque on the wall but they haven't got round to putting one up yet.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 07, 2012, 12:17 PM
Hi Pam & Bill,

I think I will have a Brandy, Lime and Soda after that long trek!!!! wonderful memories and you could not have put it better Bill. We are so very lucky to have guys like you around taking us back brick by brick, road by road. We have to ask sometimes though. You know I was looking down Old Street towards The Shoe Bar. In the distance (Memory Wise) The Blue Roller Door - I thought Oh there is Covent Garden the Greengrocers and directly across the road used to be a little fabric shop, actually triangle shape inside. Remember going with mum every few weeks where we used to buy fabric for our then dressmaker Mrs Malbourne who used to live where I believe Petersfield now resides. She later moved up to Palace Road. When I think how many people used to cram into that tiny fabric shop where they just threw the bales of material across the tiny counter and measured it with the inbuilt measure.........memories......thanks again Bill, I would never have picked where your Wheelie Bin was parked.  Are you feeling refreshed now Pam?, I am waiting for Bills next mystery tour! Thank you also Martin.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 07, 2012, 01:16 PM
i would also like to thank our roving reporters who keep us supplied with pictures and videos of jolly old a-u-l  you all do a great job ta very much.kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: pamela on May 07, 2012, 02:15 PM
During my trip I was able to show my daughter Sara where I grew up . went to school and where her great granma lived, now that St Mary's has gone she wouldn,t have been able to see it otherwise, quite amazing really and all due to our "roving reporters" Martin , Bill , Vanessa and last but not least Chris, maybe Ashton is just the same as any other town in the North West , but it,ll always be special to us "you can take the lass/lad from Ashton but you can't take Ashton from the lass/lad
 Danny, I was knackered !!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
Christ Church

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1050_zps92cb4c47.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on May 11, 2012, 02:59 PM
I can't believe that at the age of 7-8 I used to go through the lych-gate and through Christchurch graveyard every Wednesday morning at 8am for my piano lesson with Miss Walker who lived on Taunton Rd almost opposite the gate that comes out on Taunton. In the winter it was often as dark as it is in your photo, Bill !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 12, 2012, 11:39 AM
I bet Miss Walker's neighbours looked forward to your 8 am visits Meg :).
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Post by: Dannyx6 on May 12, 2012, 11:59 AM
!!!!!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 12, 2012, 08:05 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1052_zps48675257.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 12, 2012, 09:36 PM
Bill been up and down them steps hundreds of time nr the tunnel under Charlestown. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 13, 2012, 01:08 AM
Hello Fudge.

I hope these aren't yours  :) ....


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 13, 2012, 08:45 AM
You have found me out  ;D ;D Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 13, 2012, 10:32 AM
If they're still full then they won't be Fudge's, Bill!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 13, 2012, 12:20 PM
Now if they were bottles of wine they defiantly won't be full.  :P :P Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on May 13, 2012, 01:31 PM
that picture(the cans and steps) rung a bell instantly and it must be 65 years  since I last used them.Get off Hurst Circular at the Waterworks,walk down to Turner Lane up the steps through the tunnel and down Wellington road to Holy Trinity.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 19, 2012, 04:32 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1407_zps05969627.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on May 19, 2012, 09:20 PM
Love those Bill  :)

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 23, 2012, 12:22 AM
Albion URC (http://www.albionurc.org.uk/charlestown.htm)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 23, 2012, 09:05 AM
Hi Bill lovely photo of Charlestown They are celebrating 150 years this year not in the same building but continuing service they move to Alexandra Rd Methodist about 1967 after the building nr the Bus Station was demolished. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on June 03, 2012, 03:23 AM
Just catching up with the photos and when I saw the one of the little tunnel from turner lane to wellington rd. my first thought was I'm so glad my Mum can't see the state it's in. We used to live at the first house on turner lane as you came through the tunnel and my Mum would sweep her front and the tunnel as well. It's documented in the book ' voices of Ashton under Lyne ' by Derek Southwell (?)
I used to play on the steps in your other photo of turner lane. No drinks cans and chip papers then !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on June 03, 2012, 12:45 PM
I am really struggling to get my negatives to CD, boots don't do it, I hope Aldi have a negative scanner on sale soon  :o
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 15, 2012, 10:10 PM
I am really struggling to get my negatives to CD, boots don't do it, I hope Aldi have a negative scanner on sale soon  :o

Sell the chooks and get one of these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-Perfection-Photo-Scanner-4800dpi/dp/B0040ZP3ZI/ref=dp_ob_title_ce/276-6338027-4015027).  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 20, 2012, 12:21 AM
St Mary's school (as was)

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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on June 20, 2012, 09:50 AM
Lovely Sunset Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 20, 2012, 10:06 PM
Here's a couple of sunsets from kiwi-land  :)

I bet Dannyx6 has some good one's, they get great sunsets in WA.

(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/Dogsbreath_2009/DSC00879.jpg)


(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Dogsbreath/Rotovegas%202010/Rotovegas0310183.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on June 21, 2012, 09:47 AM
Lovely Kiwi Red Sky at night Shepherds delight Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 22, 2012, 12:47 AM
A midsummer night's dream (I dreamt it was summer)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 22, 2012, 01:09 AM
Hi Bill
          Thanks for the pictures I wish I could take them like you do. Old st has changed except for the Majestic. Is that the old pill hall I can see further down Old st    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 22, 2012, 09:03 AM
Hello Herby.

You've got me there, the only pill hall I remember (2/6d for an hour) is the one near the old fire station - this one. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.489852,-2.092386&spn=0.001372,0.004128&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.946508,135.263672&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.489907,-2.092562&panoid=I_ZW08XEAjsRxlm3hxgZ_g&cbp=12,21.48,,0,-0.88)

Looking down Old Street, on the right hand side after the precinct, there's the Salvation Army building, the old Pavillion building, the Star pub and then the library.

As for the pictures, all I do is stand there with my brolly blown inside out and press a button :).  No hosepipe ban in this part of the world at the moment.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 23, 2012, 03:51 AM
Hi Bill
          It was next door to the Pavilion you had to go upstairs. I used to go there but they would never let me play, a couple of my mates played I was older than them but looked younger I think you had to be working or sixteen I not sure which  The fellow who ran it had only one arm cut off just below his elbow and he used a rest in the crook of his arm he was a good player tooI can't think of his name.    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on June 23, 2012, 04:15 AM
i remmember the pill hall next to the pavillion upstairs we used to play there and then went in the pavillion after,i think we used to book our seats in the late 40s cheers  kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 23, 2012, 09:11 AM
Thanks herby/kennetho.  I wish I had your memory.

I've had a look on the Tameside site and can only find one decent photo of the Pavilion as was - this one. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t09060.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: daftjack on June 23, 2012, 11:30 AM
Hi All, Hi Bill, If you look at the building to your left of the Pavilion, I worked there in 1966 (J.H.Hadfield)

Regards,

Jack.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 23, 2012, 01:00 PM
Hello Jack.

I can only find the one. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01417.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: daftjack on June 23, 2012, 01:31 PM
Hi All, Hi Bill, That's the place. They moved in '66 to the Corner of Oldham Road and Wellington road. They had a petrol station and car showroom which sold Hillman car's and three big service bay's for their fleet of Pantechnicon's and Dodge trucks.


Regards,

Jack.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on June 23, 2012, 02:32 PM
thanks for that photo  bill that jogs the old noggin.kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 23, 2012, 04:45 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1433_zpsc9f5f9c2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: ourjud1 on June 23, 2012, 04:59 PM
Hi Bill
          Is this the bridge on cavindish street always thought it was called "alma bridge"
                                                ourjud1
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on June 23, 2012, 07:41 PM
Growing up in the Dukinfield of the 40s and 50s, this was always known as County Bridge. When I was about seven or eight, a young couple were in car which careered round the bend, mounted the pavement and went straight through the metal railings before ending up in the river. Can't remember the outcome but it was talked about as if it was a fatality. No doubt it would have been plastered over the front page of the Reporter at the time.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
Hi Bill
             The pill hall was  upstairs behind the Hadfield sign.  All the names on the bridges were cemented over during the war to confuse the invading German army or maybe them from Dukky herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 24, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 24, 2012, 04:17 PM
Thanks Bill
Another great picture featuring an iconic Ashton Landmark.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on June 24, 2012, 06:20 PM
I'll echo that, well done Bill.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 24, 2012, 07:25 PM
Thanks Ian/Vanessa.

I wanted to get the church in the background and was pleased that the clock appeared in the picture.

One nice touch in our patch was the bobbies on bikes holding out their hand for the youngsters to touch.  All in all, a great atmosphere and an event to remember.

P.S. Vanessa, I enjoyed your video.  How much did it cost you to get them to do a pit stop in front of you?  Our runner whizzed past.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on June 24, 2012, 08:00 PM
 ;D ;D I'd been stood on that spot for 45 minutes, I couldn't believe it when they did a change over in front of me, I expected to get a lot of film of backs of heads and a runner whizzing by so I was chuffed when that happened.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jules2 on June 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
Thanks Bill for posting the photos of Hadfields and the old Pavilion.  Two of my sisters worked for Hadfields in the late 1950's and early 60's.  I remember going to see the movie 'The Song of Bernadette' at the Pavilion.  For some reason the whole of St. Ann's school went, can't remember why.  I really didn't like the movie, as a child, I found it a bit scary.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on June 26, 2012, 06:17 PM
  I remember going to see the movie 'The Song of Bernadette' at the Pavilion.  For some reason the whole of St. Ann's school went, can't remember why.  I really didn't like the movie, as a child, I found it a bit scary.

Come on, think about it, Jules. Let us know when you hear the "ping" sound.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jules2 on June 27, 2012, 05:06 AM
'Ping', the penny's just dropped, thanks to Google.  The year was 1958 and it was 100 years since the first apparition in Lourdes.  Were you at the pictures, too, Too Shy?  It was the year of Confirmation at St. Ann's and many of the girls chose Bernadette as their Confirmation name.  I found reading about her quite fascinating and she was quite a good looking young girl.  I did not know that her body is on show in a glass case until yesterday.  Her face and hands have a wax covering and she looks so peaceful, just like she could wake up any moment.  I would never have seen this without the 'Wonderful Web'.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 27, 2012, 11:14 PM
Hi Bill
          Is this the bridge on Cavendish street always thought it was called "Alma bridge"
                                                ourjud1

 here's the view from bing maps of Dukinfield bridge

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=53.484624~-2.089488000000006&lvl=16&dir=0&sty=x~lat~53.484624~lon~-2.089488~alt~150.09~z~30~h~536.9~p~-10.5~pid~5082&app=5082&FORM=LMLTCC (http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=53.484624~-2.089488000000006&lvl=16&dir=0&sty=x~lat~53.484624~lon~-2.089488~alt~150.09~z~30~h~536.9~p~-10.5~pid~5082&app=5082&FORM=LMLTCC)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 27, 2012, 11:50 PM
That just gives me an error message, Ian. Better to stick to Google Street View, which we know works!
https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.484541,-2.089548&spn=0.003613,0.009645&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.48445,-2.089655&panoid=MFoTxLcqB60jMhx95bVnfg&cbp=12,70.67,,0,19.42 (https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.484541,-2.089548&spn=0.003613,0.009645&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.48445,-2.089655&panoid=MFoTxLcqB60jMhx95bVnfg&cbp=12,70.67,,0,19.42)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 23, 2012, 05:54 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1451-00/1451_zps7080b9d0.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on July 23, 2012, 07:16 PM
Lovely pics Bill  ;D

Vanessa
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Post by: KENNETHO on July 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
very nice kennetho
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on July 23, 2012, 11:31 PM
Great pictures Bill
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Post by: Bill on August 03, 2012, 12:02 AM
A Saunter up Smallshaw


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on August 03, 2012, 01:57 PM
Is that the renovated Lyndhurst on Broadoak rd.? Looking good.
All looks very leafy!!
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Post by: Bill on August 03, 2012, 05:12 PM
Yes it is Meg.

It seems like they've been at it for years but, as you say, it's now looking something like.  I checked the pictures when I got home last night and thought I'd photographed the place on fire but it seems it was reflection of the sun on the windows (a rare event - that's why it's so leafy).

The other picture is of the Broadoak.  As I haven't won the lottery, I didn't go in ;).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on August 04, 2012, 02:09 AM
Hi
     How much is beer these days the most I paid in England was two bob a pint that was for draught bass. It four dollars a schooner (thats about 3/4 of a pint) over here now         herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: ourjud1 on August 04, 2012, 11:43 AM
 :-[The average price of a pint of bitter down here in Hertfordshire is £3-50p
                                    ourjud1  :'(
                                               
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on August 04, 2012, 12:53 PM
Last 3 weeks we have been entertaining our UK neibours circa 1967-77,us, Canada, them, S Africa now Austrialia.
It seems most daily consumed things in Oz are twice as much as here in Ca.(except BEER and WINE) As for Seth Africa,I'm not even thinking of going there(commentwise)
What gives??
Yanks drink 16oz pints(budgie drinkers)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on August 04, 2012, 01:22 PM
Hello herby.

I heard you need a mortgage to drink at the Broadoak but a lot of the (remaining) Ashton pubs are gradually seeing the light and keeping their prices at reasonable levels - at long last.  Personally, I think it's been price rather than the smoking ban that's kept many people out of the pubs.

Some pubs charge less during the week and I paid £1.45, £1.79 and £1.99 the other night.
I think the Drink and Drive had a bigger impact.Most of our watering Holes are now primarily restaurants,not pubs.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on August 04, 2012, 03:43 PM
Here in the midlands a pint is around £3.20
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 04, 2012, 06:52 PM
£2.75 in the Rovers, that's what Stella charged Steve.
I think it's more in The Woolpack.
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Post by: pamela on August 04, 2012, 09:28 PM
Lovely pics , "red sky at night ..shepherds delight !"
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 09, 2012, 08:33 PM
Clarence Arcade (on a quiet day)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on August 09, 2012, 09:11 PM
is this the former Clarence Arcade on Stamford St.?  Lovely building. Pity it can't be used for something.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on August 09, 2012, 11:39 PM
is this the former Clarence Arcade on Stamford St.?  Lovely building. Pity it can't be used for something.

You're right, Meg, this is Clarence Arcade (on Stamford Street). No doubt, when Stamford Street was a thriving thoroughfare and the major shopping street in Ashton, this arcade would have been quite upmarket. In recent years, it does seem to have gone into something of a decline (what's new). Swinton Motor Insurance occupied one of the ground floor office suites (and may even still be there). A school of dance used to be upstairs and downstairs there used to be a picture framer's shop, a camera shop, a comics shop and a fast food (sandwiches/pies etc) shop. The quasi-employment bureaux seem to have moved in now (cashing in on the state of the nation). It's certainly an impressive building and well worth protecting.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 10, 2012, 02:01 AM
One of my all time favourite buildings in Ashton, worthy of keeping
I took the same picture in 2000 and it was one of two that became corrupted on my Smart Media card Only showed the top half inch! I now finally have a replacement, Thank You Bill.
In 2000 the dance school was still going. My older sister attended there for well over a decade.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on August 10, 2012, 02:04 AM
Hi
     We used to go under the Clarence arcade when the war first started it was our streets air raid shelter. herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on August 10, 2012, 05:30 AM
The Dancing Academy used to be Noreen Dickenson's. She went for years and years. Probably someone else took over after her? I am talking between 1946-1955!! (Only yesterday) ha ha ha Happy memories.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on August 10, 2012, 09:26 AM
They spent a lot of money on it a few years ago cleaned all the brick work out side and painted all inside and did the shop windows inside. but it as never taken of.Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on August 10, 2012, 12:05 PM
The focus of Ashton changed once the Precinct was built in the 60s and Stamford Street declined as the main shopping thoroughfare. I remember Stamford Street with great affection- the individual shops as well as places like Woolworth's where I bought make-up and Arcadia for school uniforms.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on August 10, 2012, 06:52 PM
Clarence Arcade some of the shops I remember from the late 1940s Starting with Westons Ladies outfitters next Greenwoods gents
 shop Sydney Browns jewellers Riding's house hold goods ? then a shoe shop And Harrops on the corner. Inside at the back was Bayleys cafe they had a few shops then a Ladies hair dresser.Up stairs a firm of accountants Broadbent Fish I think   
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on August 10, 2012, 09:08 PM
Clarence Arcade some of the shops I remember from the late 1940s Starting with Westons Ladies outfitters next Greenwoods gents
 shop Kenworthys jewellers Riding's house hold goods ? then a shoe shop And Harrops on the corner. Inside at the back was Bayleys cafe they had a few shops then a Ladies hair dresser.Up stairs a firm of accountants Broadbent Fish I think   

Thanks, Albert. You've jogged my memory about Greenwoods. I think they were there until about 9/10 years ago and now the nearest branch for us old f***s is in Oldham town centre.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on August 11, 2012, 04:56 AM
Thanks for the memories Albert re: Clarence Arcade. I used to use the Hairdressers in the Arcade. I also remember a cafe/restaurant which was used for my aunties wedding reception (bottom floor) the waitresses wore black dresses with lovely white starched aprons and a head band.(That's a long time, but I still remember it well)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on August 11, 2012, 09:08 PM
I put Kenworthys in Clarence Arcade it should had been Sydney Browns Kenworthys was next door to the Conservative club with the gold ring outside.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: lydia on August 11, 2012, 10:56 PM
Yes greenwoods in oldham is still going strong, my son decided he didnt like the suit he had bought for his recent wedding in cyprus and ended up hiring one from greenwoods and also for his reception in mossley, he looked fantastic, and my husband got his tie from there, last weekend they were advertising a big sale there.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: keithdo on August 12, 2012, 07:33 PM
The Noreen Dickinson School of Dance is still going and is run by her daughter Melodie Hargreaves. They will be back performing in the re-opened Hippodrome and we're hoping to have Noreen as one of our guests of honour on opening night. I spent many happy times as compere for Noreen's shows and also worked alongside her on some productions she choreographed. "Feet in a good "2" girls! And...."
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on August 25, 2012, 06:59 PM
Anyone looking to buy a nice little terraced house in the area, my friend is selling her's at Tenhouses on Alt Lane.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 25, 2012, 07:52 PM
Speaking of nice little houses, I passed this one (http://www.ryder-dutton.co.uk/64693/dean-terrace-ashtonunderlyne) on my travels.  A bit too far from the shops for me.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on August 25, 2012, 08:00 PM
On that page, if you click the house "For Sale Oldham" top right, that's my friends house at Tenhouses.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on August 27, 2012, 10:57 AM
hi here some more house prices for ashton    http://www.findaproperty.com/areaguidebook.aspx?edid=00&salerent=0&storyid=20977&areaid=6063      :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on August 27, 2012, 12:47 PM
Dr Jackson's house on Taunton Road, Brook House, has gone up for sale, £300,000. What a lovely house, if I had the money, Id buy it, I just hope no one buys it to convert to apartments, that would be a crime.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on August 28, 2012, 12:16 AM
Ten Houses is a lovely spot, but a little too far from the bus stop!

(http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/blogimages/parkbridge030bls.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 05, 2012, 05:56 PM
Park Life 1 - The Park


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 05, 2012, 05:57 PM
Park Life 2 - The Dingle


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrism2012 on September 05, 2012, 07:35 PM
Fantastic pics here bill!

Remember going here when i was a kid. Playing hide and seek in the woods.

Still enjoy a stroll through here every now and again.

Chris
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on September 05, 2012, 08:47 PM
nice pictures thanks bill have they still got the old wooden stocks in stamford park??? kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: GayJ on September 05, 2012, 10:31 PM
Are there any animals to see yet!  Want to take my baby granddaughter.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on September 05, 2012, 11:04 PM
What's the building with the wicker seats in it, Bill?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 05, 2012, 11:14 PM
A good question Too shy.  It's the building behind the bowling green - under here (http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1007.jpg) - and could well be the cafe I mentioned.

I had to poke my camera through a hole in the half inch steel surrounding security doors to get the picture and it was difficult to see much inside.  Why the cafe isn't taking advantage of the weather before winter sets in is a bit strange, particularly as there were a a lot of people in the park.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on September 05, 2012, 11:23 PM
Thanks for the reply, Bill. Any sightings of the old, Victorian-style cafe that stood adjacent to the boating lake (Stalybridge side)? No trip to Stamford Park was complete without nipping in there for a cuppa.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 05, 2012, 11:27 PM
Hello Kennetho.

I've just had a look at the other side of the plaque I photographed and the stocks are shown on it, so they must be in the park somewhere.  Second from the left in the picture below...


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 05, 2012, 11:33 PM
Hello Too shy - you've got me on that one.  They don't seem to have altered the lake side of the park, although they were working on a new road layout near the pelican crossing from the lake to the main park.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on September 06, 2012, 02:36 AM
thanks bill they used tobe just through the park entrance as i recall' cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on October 05, 2012, 07:48 PM
Richmond Street Tram station

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Tram works looking towards Richmond Street from Ikea

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Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on October 11, 2012, 06:32 PM
Spot the difference

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Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on October 27, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on October 28, 2012, 03:34 AM
that football statue looks like elvis.. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on October 28, 2012, 01:21 PM
Hello kennetho..........


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on October 28, 2012, 02:10 PM
nod em in son
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on November 04, 2012, 11:14 AM
This is the refurbishment that's going to take 8 months  8)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on November 04, 2012, 09:25 PM





What road does this bridge carry?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 04, 2012, 09:38 PM
Wood Lane.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on November 05, 2012, 02:45 AM
Wood Lane.

Vanessa


Thank You
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 06, 2012, 02:19 AM
any pics of bunty plot??? cheers oh treacle toffey and parkin yum yum kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 06, 2012, 08:41 AM
Hello kennetho.

Parkin on top form this year...........


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 06, 2012, 02:29 PM
thanks bill i"ll give it a ten any day cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 17, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 17, 2012, 08:56 PM
Lovely

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 17, 2012, 10:00 PM
very nice indeed. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on November 18, 2012, 02:46 AM
Absolutely lovely Bill. Thank you so very much for all your time and effort and the sharing you do with us all.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 18, 2012, 10:10 AM
Great Photo's beautiful sky also another lovely sky this morning Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on November 18, 2012, 11:10 AM
More great images through your lens, Bill.
Never noticed that box/balcony? on the old Pavilion building.
East meets West in Ashton's Westend too. St Peter's and your recent pics of the new mosque, very thought-provoking!
Thanks for all your efforts and to Vanessa and Chris for their 'movie' contributions, all enjoyed immensely by this ex-Ashtonian.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 18, 2012, 08:07 PM
Richmond Street Tram Station has now been named

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Tramway at the Village Hotel roundabout

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Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bardsleycrow on November 19, 2012, 08:50 AM
Great Pictures Bill.I think the room sticking out,wsa the projection box I have  seen the same thing on other Cinemas
Kevin
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 19, 2012, 05:32 PM
One for Denise and Kevin.....


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on November 20, 2012, 02:27 AM
Tramway at the Village Hotel roundabout

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It's looking quite advanced now. They've even got the overhead wires in place along Lord Sheldon Way. Most puzzling that they are still saying that it won't open until next winter.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on November 20, 2012, 02:58 AM
There's a rumour that the line will be open to Droylsden by Xmas but even the latest  TfGMC release (http://www.transportforgreatermanchestercommittee.gov.uk/downloads/file/4462/item_05_metrolink_capital_update)  doesn't give any firm dates.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on November 20, 2012, 11:00 AM
  Hi
       Great Pictures Bill I don't know how you do it I wobble a bit to much.,when I take them. About  half turn out not bad. But I can't compose them like you do. I liked the one of the Pavilion the building looks a better than it was in the fifties. Were did the Sallys go to when it changed into a furniture place they used to be next door.                            herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 20, 2012, 11:18 AM
Hello herby.

How I do it is lost on me too.  I have a pocket camera which I just point and press a button and which does all the work for me - anti-wobble and all.

What you never see though are the twenty series of 'It'll be Alright on the Night' that could be done from the rubbish I have to delete ;).

As you say, the Pavilion does look good and the brickwork almost new.   Here's a close-up.....


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 20, 2012, 01:26 PM
Were did the Sallys go to when it changed into a furniture place they used to be next door.                            herby

The Sallys are still there.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on November 21, 2012, 03:13 AM
Bill is a natural Henri Cartier-Bresson in my view.
(can you lend me 5 quid?)


http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/derriere-la-gare-saint-lazare/ (http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/derriere-la-gare-saint-lazare/)

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on November 21, 2012, 10:21 AM
Hi Vanessa
                   Hasn't it got Pavilion Furniture over the door to the Sallys on the photo I cant make it out but it looks like it.   herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 21, 2012, 01:31 PM
Herby, you're right, they must have moved recently as google streets still has it as the Sally's. I'll have to have a look next time I'm down that way.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 21, 2012, 03:12 PM
It closed quite a while ago. They refurbished it and I did think it was for other uses. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 24, 2012, 07:06 PM
Fire Service Charity Climb


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 24, 2012, 07:09 PM
A bit late for the fire though  ;D

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 24, 2012, 10:51 PM
Hurst Cross


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Hurst Very Cross


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on November 25, 2012, 11:06 AM
Very clever, Bill, they look like giant chess pieces.  The battle of the kings on Kings Road!!!   ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on November 25, 2012, 12:54 PM
I see they have removed the police box from the Cross
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on November 25, 2012, 05:19 PM
Sure wish I was as smart as you with your "edited" pics, Bill.   Lovely photos of everything you do.  Thanks - they're great.    ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 25, 2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks Joyce.

It's all done to one end and that's to keep the grey thing between my ears well oiled.  Daytime telly isn't my cup-a-soup and getting out and about is a priority, as is learning to do things I've never done before.

P.S. Hope the weather's kind to you this winter.  The snow shovel I bought last year held off the bad weather here last winter and I'm hoping it does the same again this year.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 25, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 25, 2012, 08:41 PM
Bill, what time were you at the station, I was there just after 3pm filming.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 25, 2012, 08:55 PM
Hello Vanessa.

Correction, sorry.

If the clock on the tram station is correct, it was about two minutes to four.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 25, 2012, 10:00 PM
By the station clock I was there at quarter to 3 but I don't think it's right as all the clock showed different times, missed each other by just over an hour.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on November 26, 2012, 11:42 AM


My neighbour across the road(I call him Job Man) vacuums his drive ,law, and flower beds as necessary,which seems to be every day lately.That's in and between cleaning his and the wife's and sons cars.His garage is also a thing to see.
I seem to think he may think I'm a bit of a slob.
 I seem to have this phobia of picking things up and putting them in my garage(2 car) full up to the brim almost, besides having this stuff in also.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/f-brazilian-rosewood-suite-buy-and-sell-furniture-desks-W0QQCatIdZ239QQKeywordZbrazilianQ20rosewoodQ20suiteQQisSearchFormZtrue

The one with the star
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on November 26, 2012, 12:48 PM
great pictures , you make it look so easy puting them on, i may learn how to put pictures on some day :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on November 26, 2012, 01:40 PM
You have those lovely pieces of Brazilian Rosewood in your GARAGE, Jaywit?   Won't this awful weather make a horrible mess of them?    :o  (Cold, moist air and now wintery snow, etc). 
P.S.  Hooray for Toronto re Grey Cup!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 26, 2012, 02:21 PM
yes we will have three cheers for that grey cup win hip hip hooray.kenneth o
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 28, 2012, 01:49 AM
Albion by night.


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1414_zps2653a954.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on November 28, 2012, 01:54 AM
Spooky  ;) Great photo  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 28, 2012, 10:20 PM


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8227214497_9b1dd25c6a_b.jpg)

Footpath along the edge of Daisy Nook towards Riversvale

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on November 29, 2012, 09:24 AM
As per usual yesterday, I saw some amazing scenes including a perfectly defined blood red sun, staring through the bleak bare trees, then a massive brilliant moon ascending into the sky.
Unfortunately, I was in the cab of my bus  :-[
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 29, 2012, 01:23 PM
The best pictures are always seen when you don't have your camera or you're driving, it happens to me all the time, drives me mad.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 04, 2012, 06:43 PM
Light relief...

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1451-00/1482_zps62221068.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 05, 2012, 12:20 AM
I don't understand the cycle box.
Do cyclists ride into the box and block traffic?Why wouldn't they stay to the left?


Ian
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 05, 2012, 12:31 AM
I don't understand the cycle box.
Do cyclists ride into the box and block traffic?Why wouldn't they stay to the left?

They might want to turn right.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on December 05, 2012, 03:51 AM
They've got the same stupid things here in Hastings NZ however they don't extend them as far as the right turn lane or what I would consider the correct position for a cyclist to execute a right turn from  :-\ , in my humble opinion they fly in the face of the rule of the road and besides I've yet to meet a pedalphile who can out-accelerate my truck let alone Mrs Kiwi's race car  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 05, 2012, 01:58 PM
An advanced stop line reservoir at a signalled junction is a marked and signed area (usually having a coloured surface with a cycle symbol in it), like a box in front of the stop line of traffic signals, which give cyclists a safe, visible area to wait, where they are segregated from other traffic. It allows cyclists to move ahead before other vehicles, making it safer for cyclists to turn left or right.

That's the explanation I found, always wondered what they were for I just knew you weren't supposed to drive into them when stopping.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 08, 2012, 06:12 PM
One for Chris - new bus stop...

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1451-00/1483_zpsbec7aa36.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 08, 2012, 08:48 PM
That's an interesting sign in picture one showing Gas St.  No Entry to the right, except buses, yet the road layout doesn't allow a right turn. Picture two showing Assheton House. Picture three shows The friendship Inn, time for demolition I think. Picture four shows Cavendish Mill taken from near where PC Bright was shot Aug 14, 1848. Bentinck St opposite The Red Lion.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on December 08, 2012, 10:08 PM
That's an interesting sign in picture one showing Gas St.  No Entry to the right, except buses, yet the road layout doesn't allow a right turn. Picture two showing Assheton House. Picture three shows The friendship Inn, time for demolition I think. Picture four shows Cavendish Mill taken from near where PC Bright was shot Aug 14, 1848. Bentinck St opposite The Red Lion.

Picture one might be a one way street (which splits), Ashtonian. Presumably, then, cars to the left and buses to the right. Pity the Friendship at picture three has been allowed to get into such a sorry state. One of the nicer Ashton pubs, would have been a very busy hostelry at the turn of the Victorian period when this part of the town would have been vibrant with all the industries going full belt. How times change.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on December 08, 2012, 11:03 PM
Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« Message by Ashtonian54 on November 21, 2012, 03:13 AM »
Bill is a natural Henri Cartier-Bresson in my view.
(can you lend me 5 quid?)
It's surprising how a bit of sun can affect the mood of  pictures.
Nice set Bill,keep e'm coming.

As Ian said, I say ditto!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 08, 2012, 11:07 PM
Yes, Gas Street is a one way street, the right lane takes buses into the bus station that's why cars can't turn right here. (or there).

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on December 08, 2012, 11:16 PM
Here or there!!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 09, 2012, 12:53 AM
I don't know why you think it's time to demolish the Friendship, Ian. Plans were approved a few months ago to refurbish the building and convert it into a number of office suites.
[Plans on Tameside planning website (http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/forms/plandocs.asp?caseno=12/00551/FUL)]
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on December 09, 2012, 08:54 AM
There is a pub in Mossley, as you are coming out on your way back to Ashton  ( the best way  :P )  It is just after the Billy Goat. It is the length of approximately four of our house, and stands at three storeys.   It is for sale at £160,000. What a bargain for such a massive building !
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 12, 2012, 10:43 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1451-00/1487_zps0b1ecfc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 12, 2012, 11:43 PM
thanks for the picture but where are we??? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 12, 2012, 11:54 PM
Hello kennetho,

It's on Oldham Road with the Hippodrome (Old Empire) on the left and the Library, near the lights, on the corner of Oldham Road and Old Street.

This is Mr Google's view. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.488097,-2.098067&spn=0.010992,0.033023&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.988897,135.263672&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.487904,-2.097912&panoid=SALEyWi8GpA_jgAy5ImW4Q&cbp=12,147.37,,0,-7.66)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on December 13, 2012, 01:03 AM
Hello kennetho,

It's on Oldham Road with the Hippodrome (Old Empire) on the left and the Library, near the lights, on the corner of Oldham Road and Old Street.
Hi Bill
I think it was called the Hippodrome before it was the Empire. My Dad used to call it that herby
This is Mr Google's view. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.488097,-2.098067&spn=0.010992,0.033023&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.988897,135.263672&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.487904,-2.097912&panoid=SALEyWi8GpA_jgAy5ImW4Q&cbp=12,147.37,,0,-7.66)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 13, 2012, 02:42 AM
thanks herby i thought that was the empire was it the theatre royal that was across the road on the right if i recall many moons ago .??? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bardsleycrow on December 13, 2012, 08:56 AM
I think your correct Kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on December 13, 2012, 09:02 AM
The Tameside Theatre use to be the Empire and it as also been the ABC . The one across the Rd was the Theatre Royal Fudge
Title: Correct
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 13, 2012, 07:09 PM
That's an interesting sign in picture one showing Gas St.  No Entry to the right, except buses, yet the road layout doesn't allow a right turn. Picture two showing Assheton House. Picture three shows The friendship Inn, time for demolition I think. Picture four shows Cavendish Mill taken from near where PC Bright was shot Aug 14, 1848. Bentinck St opposite The Red Lion.

Picture one might be a one way street (which splits), Ashtonian. Presumably, then, cars to the left and buses to the right. Pity the Friendship at picture three has been allowed to get into such a sorry state. One of the nicer Ashton pubs, would have been a very busy hostelry at the turn of the Victorian period when this part of the town would have been vibrant with all the industries going full belt. How times change.

You are right!  There's a 'Give Way'  ("Yield" in America) triangle in the right lane and the bollard has no keep left arrow. I missed that, must be an age thing as I have just passed another birthday.

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 13, 2012, 07:46 PM
I don't know why you think it's time to demolish the Friendship, Ian. Plans were approved a few months ago to refurbish the building and convert it into a number of office suites.
[Plans on Tameside planning website (http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/forms/plandocs.asp?caseno=12/00551/FUL)]

The plans look fine but there's no parking for the building. As a town planner I would like to see purchase of adjacent properties to provide parking.

It looks out of place now, "orphaned", since everything around is all brand new! The St Petersfield development specifically and the Magistrates Court. I'm all for keeping buildings of historic and architectural interest.
The other one is the Ashton Baths built by Hugh Mason. I see that building as a landmark and of great historical interest of life in the nineteenth century. However, what possible use can there be for a building that enormous in the 21st century?
Just now the Tate Modern popped into my head. It would make a great gallery for the arts. Trouble is, there's no money for that kind of thing. I don't think there's enough support either to warrant that kind of expenditure. These things in the past were always privately funded. Mason, Heggingbottom et al. and their philanthropic contemporaries were who supported the arts. So there stands this iconic landmark which no one has any use for.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 14, 2012, 12:37 AM
The plans look fine but there's no parking for the building. As a town planner I would like to see purchase of adjacent properties to provide parking.

There is a huge car park just a few yards away next to the Old Baths for the use of people visiting any of the various buildings in the area.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 14, 2012, 02:01 PM
I thought that car park was a permit only one for the workers in the offices.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on December 14, 2012, 02:44 PM
Nechells in Birmingham had a similar redundant swimming baths.
See this article  http://www.bbccf.org.uk/about-us/our-history/history-of-nechells-baths/
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 16, 2012, 06:56 PM
The Friendship Inn can stay, as long as they make it look new, as the plans indicate.
Good article on the  Neschel Baths, seems like a way forward.

Interesting about those sunset times, Four days where they are the same.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on December 17, 2012, 11:06 PM
Interesting about those sunset times, Four days where they are the same.

In Toronto .ca. sunset are same for 2 days.It's an impossibility but it means splitting hairs with time.
Same as midday,it has to peak before descending,splitting hairs again.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on December 20, 2012, 03:12 PM
 GG B/day today R I P
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on December 20, 2012, 08:28 PM
Hi Albert
                 
GG B/day today R I P
                   Thanks for the reminder
       
                   Many happy returns love  Bert           herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 20, 2012, 11:32 PM
I still miss GG, RIP and happy birthday

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bardsleycrow on December 21, 2012, 08:36 AM
We all miss GG always thinking of Lily
xxxxxxxx Kevin
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on December 21, 2012, 10:36 PM
Yes it is funny we all miss her so much. Her family must also miss her she will never be forgotten as long as we are on the site Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on December 22, 2012, 09:30 PM
The last two days have felt like the end of the world as it as been so dark and dismal Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 22, 2012, 10:05 PM
Getting ready for the evening Christmas market...

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/night-market.jpg)

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/night-market2.jpg)

Please note, this is not the usual market - the regular traders have gone home and other traders are getting ready for the evening Christmas market to tie in with the late opening of the shops on Thursday.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 22, 2012, 10:07 PM
From the Town Hall steps...

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/town-hall-steps.jpg)

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/town-hall-steps2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 24, 2012, 08:45 AM
Festive lighting at the Ladysmith Centre:

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/ladysmith-lights.jpg)

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/ladysmith-lights2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on December 24, 2012, 03:02 PM
I thought cameras were frowned upon in the centre.I couldn't take a picture of Black Knight also.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 24, 2012, 07:11 PM
The lower photo was taken from outside the centre. I took a similar photo to the top one a few years ago and a security officer asked me what I was doing. I told him I was taking a picture of the Christmas lights and he said that was okay. I don't think any of the shoppers are too identifiable.

The Black Knight is now in the council offices and I asked if I could photograph it and was given permission to do so.
(http://www.ashton-under-lyne.com/blogimages/aul1084bls.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 24, 2012, 09:32 PM
I wonder where the statue will go when they demolish the council offices.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on December 25, 2012, 10:04 AM
That's what tickles me, my Note 2 protrudes out of my shirt pocket, so if I so desire I can film anywhere I want, with my breast cam  ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on December 29, 2012, 08:15 PM
Hi  Vanessa there is a council in the midlands with a twin of our council offices
 and one wrote to the other to see what they were going to do about down sizing
 and the reply was we are waiting to see what you do
Hi Bill can we have a photo of the moors at the top of the page without THAT office block in the middle
 please Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 29, 2012, 08:40 PM
Hello Albert.

Martin's the lad for changing the top of the page.  Meanwhile, will this do till they knock the council offices down?......


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1067_zps3a1b1b67.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on December 30, 2012, 02:28 PM
Thanks Bill that much better Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 02, 2013, 05:14 PM
Sally, near the Palais - Williamson Street


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1073_zpsec1a1330.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on January 04, 2013, 11:35 AM
Hi Bill
              That hasn't changed much except for the building where the Modern boys playground used.to be and the spare ground opposite the Palais. Are those grotty toilets still there. There used to be a little shop on the corner across from the Empire Kathy Durban lived there, used to chase me when we went to school    herby

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 04, 2013, 12:02 PM
Hello herby.

You'd definitely need a map if you came back - so much has changed.

I don't recall any toilets round there but do remember a shop.  This is where it was (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.487857,-2.09768&spn=0.00138,0.004128&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.902929,63.193359&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.487857,-2.09768&panoid=Y55VoEH-yNsxG1JI_mzzmg&cbp=12,7.06,,0,7.37), where the blue shutters are.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: ourjud1 on January 04, 2013, 02:52 PM
Hi Bill
              The toilets herby was talking about used to be in the next street opposite side of the empire where the car park is behind the star pub
                                             ourjud1
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 04, 2013, 06:45 PM
Thanks ourjud.

Still no recollection, but with the way I walk round with my eyes half closed it's not surprising.

Something else I've never noticed is the sign on the wall at the location of the shop herby mentioned.  They obviously thought a lot about their mum......

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1074_zps5ab445cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on January 07, 2013, 03:10 AM
HI Bill
               That's not it it was on the next street up towards Old st. The same street as the Palais doorway was on only the other end. I cant remember the name of the street but it was only a small one                                                                                                                            herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on January 07, 2013, 11:28 AM
It use to be a sweet shop next door to the Robin Hood Pub on Cotton Street it then became part of a Indian stores which is now been done up remembering there mum they have a big super market now facing the Baths on Oldham road after the shop on cotton street closed it was a Indian Restraunt for a few years. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on January 07, 2013, 01:18 PM
The little street that went up the side of the empire was a continuation of cotton st.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on January 07, 2013, 07:23 PM
It use to be a sweet shop next door to the Robin Hood Pub on Cotton Street it then became part of a Indian stores which is now been done up remembering there mum they have a big super market now facing the Baths on Oldham road after the shop on cotton street closed it was a Indian Restraunt for a few years. Fudge

The restaurant was named the Jal-al-Abad. It was small and cosy but well worth a visit and the food and hospitalty were excellent. We have photos in the family album of us dining there when my grandaughter was a baby (about 1993). It closed as a restaurant a couple of years later but (surprisingly) is still being advertised on the front/top of the main stand at Ashton United's ground. That's at least fifteen years of free advertising.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: mikep56 on January 08, 2013, 12:09 PM
Just for you Bill...  I remember also the 'grotty bogs' at the 'Birdcage'  'Sal Joss' behind..

Tameside Image Archive - t01299

Mike
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 08, 2013, 02:46 PM
Thanks Mike, it must have been the bright lights from inside the Bird Cage that dazzled me.

Also, double blimey - I haven't heard them called the Sal Joss for at least forty years, except in the back of my brain where that's what I still know them as.

For herby, this is a link to the picture Mike mentioned. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01299.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on January 09, 2013, 05:04 AM
Hi Bill.
           That's the street it ran down the side of the Palais

 Hi Meg. I don't think it was Cotton street Cotton st was nearer to Catherine st
  after Williamson street 
                                                                                                                                 herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 09, 2013, 04:46 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1100_zps9cda08ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on January 09, 2013, 10:08 PM
There are two streets between Catherine st and Old st as you go from Catherine st along Gas St the 1st is Cotton St were William Ticket work was on not sure what the street at  back of Salvation Army is called. But ticket works was defiantly on Cotton St it is now a car park Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on January 10, 2013, 12:18 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1100.jpg)

You would have thought they would have provided a bigger picnic table.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on January 10, 2013, 12:41 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 11, 2013, 01:35 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1130_zpsa8ebdc36.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1133_zpsad4a9f9e.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1135_zps6004305f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 11, 2013, 04:32 AM
Oh my! what quality.
Looks quite cold.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 11, 2013, 08:09 AM
Loved the photographs Bill, looks a bit misty or damp, splendid tree, character all of its own. Thank You
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: mikep56 on January 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
The Queens on Oldham Rd - Katherine St.. {sigh} many happy evenings there.  Aunty Pat... RIP.. :-(
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on January 11, 2013, 11:14 AM
Hi Fudge
                 Your right. I was thinking it was Williamson street but that was the name of the ticket printers that was on it          herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 12, 2013, 04:39 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1137_zpsd5ddbe0e.jpg)


St. Gabriel's Church, Beaufort Road

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1141_zps4de6c2c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 19, 2013, 09:59 AM
Hello Bill,

Excellent photographs. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 20, 2013, 06:27 PM
Hello Danny,

Today was as fresh as fresh could be.  As an antidote to 37°C, here are a few pictures to help to cool you down....


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1212_zpsc0bee564.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1214_zps37b64e8b.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1264_zps193b07d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 21, 2013, 09:19 AM
 :) Thank you for that Bill, "I can feel the crunch of the ice under my feet and feel the sweet coldness of the air taking my breath away"  (I wish!!) Firebells ringing most of the day in various directions. Spot fires around. Hope we haven't got the dreaded arsonists' about. Nothing big just now.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 21, 2013, 06:04 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1311_zps8397af2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on January 21, 2013, 08:18 PM
what was the name of the pub facing the miners arms ??? kenneth o is it still there???
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on January 21, 2013, 08:26 PM
The New Inn, and it's still open  ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on January 21, 2013, 08:33 PM
When I was a student nurse we used to go in there during school blocks, we got told off once when we went in in uniform, a member of the public had seen us and reported us to the hospital. After that we went to the pub at Hartshead Pike were no one would see us.

Vanessa
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on January 21, 2013, 09:05 PM
thanks chris that was it i couldnt recall the name..kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 23, 2013, 09:06 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1328_zps339bb9c7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on January 23, 2013, 09:41 PM
nice picture   bill but where are we ??? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 23, 2013, 09:50 PM
Hello Kennetho.

On (C)Old Street looking towards the junction with Oldham Road.  The Star Inn is on the nearest corner on the right and the library is the sandstone building with the snow on the roof on the other corner.  I'm the one shivering behind the camera ;).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on January 23, 2013, 11:09 PM
thanks bill go and get a hot toddy. would you then be standing near what used to be the old pavillion?? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 23, 2013, 11:49 PM
Yes Kennetho.

I was shivering near the second blue awning on the right on Mr Google's view. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.487605,-2.09627&spn=0.002592,0.00567&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.806079,92.900391&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.487561,-2.096422&panoid=nfbQ635b9DtcuJzb3dgGFQ&cbp=12,278.51,,0,-1.53)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on January 24, 2013, 01:00 AM
thanks  bill  i am getting my barings a liittle bitt as we left  blighty in 1954 we have been back a few times but we used to stay in hyde at the inlaws ithink it was about 15 years  the  last visit so its great to see these pictures you all put on here,we thank youall so much..cheers bill .enjoy your hot   ttoddy..ken




Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on January 24, 2013, 01:23 AM
Hi
       I've finally got it. The name of the street at the side of the palais is Williamson St it's stuck on the wall at the side of the Empire on the Google maps It.s a car park where the grotty toilets used to be.                                                                             
          herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 24, 2013, 04:09 AM
nice picture   bill but where are we ??? cheers kennetho

Outside the Pavillion
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 24, 2013, 08:40 AM
Thanks Bill, for once I think I know where I am!!!!! The shop with the baskets (blue) outside, did it used to be a wallpaper shop owned by someone called Alma & Baz Beeley? I think I have the name correct! The Library looks so different, has it been sandblasted because it looks so clean and bright? I think across the road from the shop used to be a ladies millinery shop owned by Rose Wallwork, a little further down was a toffee shop. Did not realise they had demolished the Pavilion, what about the Salvation Army Citadel which was next door to it - is it still standing or has it gone also?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 24, 2013, 09:47 AM
Hello Danny,

On the right hand side, the 'blue awnings' place next to the Pavilion is a fitness centre, next is a wallpaper shop (http://www.whmorris.co.uk/) and the next two properties (knocked together) are an Age UK charity shop (used to be Age Concern).

Why not let Mr Google take you on a stroll down Old Street starting here? (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.48756,-2.092499&spn=0.005184,0.01134&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.806079,92.900391&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.488239,-2.093644&panoid=nwnzItSfGNIVmN7-9ow-nQ&cbp=12,245.11,,0,3.24)  Move your mouse to the bottom of the view until you see a couple of white arrows and then click on the arrow pointing upwards.

P.S. the Pavilion is still there and is now a furniture outlet.  The Salvation Army building is now an extension to the furniture place.

P.S. 10°C in my kitchen this morning.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 24, 2013, 10:06 AM
Hello Kennetho/herby.

If you click on this link (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.488239,-2.093644&spn=0.005183,0.01134&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.806079,92.900391&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&layer=c&cbll=53.488239,-2.093644&panoid=nwnzItSfGNIVmN7-9ow-nQ&cbp=12,245.11,,0,3.24&z=17), it puts you on Old Street looking down towards the Gaumont.

If you then click on the little cross in the top right hand corner of the view (Exit street view), it gives you a map of the area with all the street names on it.  Using the compass thing in the top left hand corner of the map, you can travel north, south, east and west of where you are on the map.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on January 24, 2013, 12:08 PM
P.S. 10°C in my kitchen this morning.
Brrrr!!
 17 here in my family room.-25 overnight outside.Yesterday my sons pipes were frozen.Not spoke to him yet but he had a major reno a couple of years ago,must have something to do with it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on January 24, 2013, 12:50 PM
Hi Bill you are standing out side the shop which was a house years ago were my father in law was born 102 Old st
he was called Thomas Coffey Gill and his sister had the sweet shop across the road in years later Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 24, 2013, 03:02 PM
Hello Albert.

I've done a bit of rooting and think your in-law's house was a bit further down towards the Star.  The Star is No. 108 which makes 102 the house next to the shop with the pram in front on this picture. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01979.jpg)

Another view. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01972.jpg)

Taking up Danny's point about sandblasting, it's hard to imagine that most buildings were the colour of the library in this picture. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01973.jpg)

Just for the record, I'd completely forgotten about Jones's music shop. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01304.jpg)

All pictures from Tameside Image Archive. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/imagearchive)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on January 24, 2013, 03:44 PM
 Thanks for the photos will put them it the family history that photo looks like the 1950 with the commer van and  car
 and Marlands undertakers one of the sons was at the Stamford same time
 his nick name was jolly 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on January 24, 2013, 04:11 PM
Bill, Thanks for the photos. I guess the photo of Jones' Music Shop was in the late 1960s or early 1970s (going off the gear the two lads are wearing). I remember their previous establishment on (Bow?) Street - opposite the open market. I still have one of their (paper) record packets upstairs with the remnants of my guitar strings and pitch pipe inside - all that I've got left to remind me of a promising recording career (who says?) that never quite took off.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on January 24, 2013, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the photos will put them it the family history that photo looks like the 1950 with the commer van and  car
 and Marlands undertakers one of the sons was at the Stamford same time
 his nick name was jolly

The picture with the car on the right hand side of the road, Albert, looks like a Ford Anglia. Rather than 1950s, I would suggest early 1960s for this one. In about 1963, we drove back up the East Lancs rom City's FA Cup game at Goodison Park in a friend's Ford Anglia. The fog was so dense the driver was unable to see any road markings and we had to follow the rear lights of the car in front. After a mile or two, we realised that the car in front had disappeared and, at this point, to our horror (and I kid you not) we drove up to a five bar gate - we had left the East Lancs about half a mile back and were about to enter a farmer's field. Glad to get home that night.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 24, 2013, 06:55 PM
P.S. 10°C in my kitchen this morning.
Brrrr!!
 17 here in my family room.-25 overnight outside.Yesterday my sons pipes were frozen.Not spoke to him yet but he had a major reno a couple of years ago,must have something to do with it.

He should have Mike Holmes check it oot.


I do remember those 3 houses on Old St. so we are going back a bit, early 1960's.

I see the Star Inn has a Boddington's sign on it. Where is the beer brewed now? I know the cans come from Wales, 'Cream of Swansea or summat"
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 24, 2013, 11:27 PM
Hi Bill and SON,

Thank you so much for the photographs. Bill, I love the one covering the Old Market Stalls, George and Dragon, Reporter Office and of course Joness' Music Shop.  Lovely surprises everyday!!  S-O-N Stamford School went down a treat also with the other half!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on January 29, 2013, 04:13 PM
A bit of rainy-day trivia....

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1016_zpse64ca1fc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on January 29, 2013, 06:48 PM
 :) Wonder how much the 'Busker" will rake in?????  ha ha ha Hope he makes enough to turn the building into something worth while. Looks a bit jaded now don't you think? :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 01, 2013, 02:11 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1451-00/1494_zps52045b9c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on February 01, 2013, 02:54 AM
Hi Bill
          Thanks for the pictures. Brought back a lot of happy memories I learned to dance in the Humane
when I was sixteen. I was a shy lad then and the staff girls made you get up to dance if I had have to ask a girl I would of never learned. Been in the Angel pub across the road a few times although  I always looked too young to get served. I still had trouble after I came out of the Air Force. Happy days though.
                                                                         herby                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                             
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on February 01, 2013, 01:11 PM
Hi Bill....like Dannyx6, I love the Bow St. photo showing the old-type market stalls and the buses, etc.   The imagination even brings back the smells of the various vendors' products!  Especially the veggie, candy and perfume stalls.   8)   I can't tell you how many times I've stood at the bus stop there on Bow St. waiting for mine to take me back to Hr. Openshaw, and before the buses, the trams!     I've been trying to figure out just about what year that pocture might have been taken, but that doesn't really matter.  It's all the memories those old stalls full of goodies that bring back so much pleasure.   Thanks again, Bill.   ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 01, 2013, 01:56 PM
Hello Joyce,

Don't thank me, thank these people. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3)  The web site is well worth a visit as they seem to be adding to it.  If you need any help getting around the site and searching for pictures, shout out.

Regarding the Bow Street picture, my guesstimate is for the early 1950s.  As for the bus you used to catch - snap.  It would be the 219 which went down Stockport Road and past Guide Bridge on its way to Openshaw and Manchester.  The same route as today.

P.S. Looking at those old pictures, you'd expect there to be planty of brass around (as the old saying goes).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on February 02, 2013, 02:56 AM
Hi Bill
           Is that the side of the church on Stamford st. One of my mates parents were the caretakers there. They had a snooker table in a room under the roof where we used to go to have a game.
                                                                                                                                     herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on February 02, 2013, 03:33 AM
Hello Bill .... many thanks for the link.   I know Tameside Archives is a great site for old photos as when I first joined Ashton that's when I discovered it and must have spent hours and hours checking out as many streets/places, etc., I could remember.   I think I spent days on end trying to get the right words to enter in the search engine and finally sorted it out.  Not too much computer knowledge in those days (not much now either  ;D) but what I discovered in those old photos was amazing....even a glimpse of Albemarle St. where we lived when I was born but which is now demolished and a parking lot (off Henrietta St. and overlooking the Railway Station).       
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 02, 2013, 06:34 PM
Hello herby.

I've removed the other picture I did (too dark) - these are a bit brighter....


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1352_zps65989b8e.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1353_zps1e029ede.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 05, 2013, 05:17 PM
Fletcher Street

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1354_zpsf4f9260e.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: GayJ on February 05, 2013, 10:46 PM
Second shop from the left is BROWTONS new shop only just opened before Christmas.  they sell more unusual ingredients for cooking and have several freezers full of chef prepared frozen meals.  A bit expensive, but much better than Marks.  Salmon and Asparagus pie tonight for my tea with crushed new potatoes on top.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 05, 2013, 11:21 PM
That sounds interesting, Gay. I shall have to give them a try!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on February 06, 2013, 12:05 AM
Second shop from the left is BROWTONS new shop only just opened before Christmas.  they sell more unusual ingredients for cooking and have several freezers full of chef prepared frozen meals.  A bit expensive, but much better than Marks.  Salmon and Asparagus pie tonight for my tea with crushed new potatoes on top.


I could sure use one of those yummy-sounding meals just now (6pm), Gay ;D 

I also love the look of those benches set around the statue, Bill.  I'll bet they're well used in the nice warm weather.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on February 27, 2013, 05:52 AM
More great pictures Bill! Thanks
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on February 27, 2013, 06:29 AM
I don't think it will be long Bill. I think they have had their hands burnt by missing completion dates for the tram further down the road, so when this opens in the summer it will be a major triumph. It is basically finished as far as I can see, all wired up and all track laid !
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on February 27, 2013, 02:02 PM
It is basically finished as far as I can see, all wired up and all track laid !
Even the matrix signs on the platforms are switched on.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 01, 2013, 09:51 PM
It is basically finished as far as I can see, all wired up and all track laid !
Even the matrix signs on the platforms are switched on.

So what's the hold up ?.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on March 01, 2013, 11:50 PM
Nobody as a Tanner for the Leccy meter.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 02, 2013, 12:14 AM
So what's the hold up ?.

I think Metrolink got its fingers burnt from being too optimistic about opening dates for other extensions. Various technical hitches put them back and back, so I would guess that they are purposely being vague.

It wouldn't surprise me if it opens all of a sudden in a couple of months. I wonder how long before the first trams on test are seen passing IKEA?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on March 02, 2013, 01:20 AM
I don't think it will be long Bill. I think they have had their hands burnt by missing completion dates for the tram further down the road, so when this opens in the summer it will be a major triumph. It is basically finished as far as I can see, all wired up and all track laid !

Major triumph? Did we need it it in the first place? I think perhaps not. We have a road system that gets snarled up at the first opportunity - as in this week's massive traffic jams at the bottom end of Oldham Road where it crosses the new tramway structure. Some sort of signalling preparation is said to be the cause and prepare for more of the same for the next two weeks. The backup saw traffic standing and waiting almost as far back as Penny Meadow one way and Katherine Street the other. All this when there are parts of the borough where the cobbles are now starting to show through the tarmac to add insult to injury. Did the rail system need improving before any thoughts of a fanciful tramway system? Ask the poor schmucks who travel into town each day from the wilds of Mossley and Saddleworth who can't even get a guaranteed seat for the cost of their season tickets. Ever been on there at the rush hour? It's like Bedlam as they squeeze into space designed for about half their number. Finally, what about the good old buses? With over a hundred years of history behind them they still can't get them to arrive on time. Want one after early evening? Prepare for a long wait in many parts of the borough as the route operators decided pretty rapidly which non-profitable parts of town they should ignore. As for the trams, I don't doubt for one minute that they'll be swish, smart and speedy as they penetrate out into East Manchester but shouldn't we have made sure that we had improved the existing arrangements for private motorists, rail passengers and bus passengers before we decided to create a fourth alternative? Don't forget, the tram system going north and south out of the city merely travels on the system previously vacated by the old railway system so, effectively, you're travelling on the old British Rail route, but travelling out either west or east is a different kettle of fish entirely. Prepare for the future by all means but improve what you've got first before you start dipping yet again into the public purse. Another grand example of long sighted planning but short sighted thinking.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 02, 2013, 04:57 AM
GMPTE deliberately discerped the rail system.
When I went to school in Manchester from Charlestown there were loads of trains.
When I worked in Altrincham the Guide Bridge trains were every 15 minutes to Piccadilly. then crossover to the Altrincham line, again many many trains.

Nowadays, you have my famous picture of Elizabeth Street  where it is jam packed with cars.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541564_10200469952858881_1833282375_n.jpg)

Little by little as services shrank, people were forced into cars. So now You can't even get out Sainsbury's car park.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on March 02, 2013, 08:53 AM
I noticed on our journey to Bury yesterday as soon as we got out of Manchester,onto the old part of the network, that we were running on an old railway bed most of the time, with high rising banks on both sides.
The integration Trams Vs buses has caused no problems so far, they operate alongside one another fine.
One thing i must say, the trams are not plush ! The seats are hard plastic, with a 5 mm layer of foam, bus seats are much better !
Re buses after the peak time in the evening, it really is a question of supply and demand, and in their defence, it's not a charity operation.
It amazes me how many pensioners use the 345, 217 and 218 , which are all tendered subsided routes paid for by TFGM, buses still provide a valuable service to these people.
Buses being late -  they are subject to the same traffic conditions as all others, infact much worse, as you get people double parking,blocking junctions and generally hampering the buses progress all along the route .
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 02, 2013, 11:15 AM
I prefer to go by train to Victoria and get the tram from there up to the centre. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 02, 2013, 12:12 PM
Little by little as services shrank, people were forced into cars. So now You can't even get out Sainsbury's car park.

I think you'll find it was the other way around. Most people aspired to have cars and, as more and more of them acquired cars, fewer and fewer people travelled on the buses, and so the services inevitably shrank.

When I first came to Ashton in the 70s you would see very few cars parked in the streets of terraced houses. Now you see very few spaces left to park in these streets.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on March 02, 2013, 01:57 PM
Luckily I had my phrase book with me and I managed to ask someone for directions back to Ashton. Bills post!

Sarcasm is the lowest form of whit(so they say.I'm not soo sure)
I would like to know who  the hell are "they".
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 02, 2013, 06:07 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1373_zpsb808f20c.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1374_zps00d14c8f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on March 02, 2013, 10:30 PM
I noticed on our journey to Bury yesterday as soon as we got out of Manchester,onto the old part of the network, that we were running on an old railway bed most of the time, with high rising banks on both sides.
The integration Trams Vs buses has caused no problems so far, they operate alongside one another fine.
One thing i must say, the trams are not plush ! The seats are hard plastic, with a 5 mm layer of foam, bus seats are much better !
Re buses after the peak time in the evening, it really is a question of supply and demand, and in their defence, it's not a charity operation.
It amazes me how many pensioners use the 345, 217 and 218 , which are all tendered subsided routes paid for by TFGM, buses still provide a valuable service to these people.
Buses being late -  they are subject to the same traffic conditions as all others, infact much worse, as you get people double parking,blocking junctions and generally hampering the buses progress all along the route .

So, you see my point, Chris. The good people of Bury (and Manchester north) got a re-vamped and clearly modernised and efficient rail service when the Metrolink service was installed on their already existing British Rail track layout. The same, I am fairly sure, applies to those travelling south to Altrincham through Stretford. Similarly, I think the Metrolink line out to Oldham follows the same principal. By comparison, the Metrolink line out of east Manchester has been created by largely using the already existing (and already overcrowded) road layout. The cost of transforming the road layout will have been considerable given all the logistical headaches involved. Compare this to the relatively simple task of ripping up the old railway lines and replacing them with the new. Not to mention the expense and disruption of moving people out of their homes, schools, business premises etc so that the Metrolink system could take their place.

As for bus services in the evening, leaving aside the issue of supply, demand and whether or not it's a charity, at the end of the day public transport and buses in particular are meant to be a service. If you don't provide them then you are not providing a service.

As for traffic conditions, see what effect introducing the Metrolink system to our already bunged up road system will do. It's hardly going to ease the numbers of vehicles on the roads is it? It defies logic.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on March 03, 2013, 12:57 AM
Hello Bill,

Thank you for the photographs. The Basin looks so tranquil, could just and contemplate!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on March 03, 2013, 10:29 AM
Quote

When I first came to Ashton in the 70s you would see very few cars parked in the streets of terraced houses. Now you see very few spaces left to park in these streets.
  Hi   I remember the first family that had a car in our street Called  the Dunks family they lived across the road from me and it was parked outside their house and they used to sit in it and have afternoon tea in it. The trucks from the goods yard used to use our street and the coal fellows in there horse and carts and those three wheeler trucks, they didn't go they didn't go fast and the kids used to swing off the back of them. Used to see a few cars parked outside the school on Warrington st usually only  two or three. That was just after the war.        herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 03, 2013, 10:55 AM
My dad worked at Oldham Rd Goods Yard and use to bring his Horse and Cart while he had his dinner during the summer hols he would take me out one day my brother another day on his deliveries we loved going with him Health and Safety would not allow it now. He then got a lorry that you had to wind up at the front he then use to take us in that. One other man had a car as he was a sales rep and thats how our street stayed till about the seventies. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 05, 2013, 01:24 AM
It's hardly going to ease the numbers of vehicles on the roads is it? It defies logic.

"The extended network is expected to yield an environmental dividend too, with five million fewer car journeys every year."

From http://www.thalesgroup.com/Markets/Security/Newsletters/Ground_Transportation/2010_Issue_4_-_December/Newsletter_Content/Trends_Case_study_Manchester/CASE_STUDY_%E2%80%93_MANCHESTER_METROLINK/
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 05, 2013, 02:16 AM
That's quite an assumption to make.
The passengers will come from buses not cars.

Ian

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on March 05, 2013, 02:13 PM
It's all projections,since when are they right!!(Ridership and cost) reads like PR Speak from their point of view.I think it will end up under used,expensive.Maybe another sink hole of tax payers money.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on March 05, 2013, 09:10 PM
Hi Fudge I had to smile at your letter about your dad having to wind up  his truck at the front
The starting handle came in handy when you had a flat battery.Did it have tree wheels
 I think it would have been a mechanical horse made by Scammel
 Do you remember the horses walking from near Piccalilli station back to there stables with no driver
 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 05, 2013, 10:01 PM
That's quite an assumption to make.
The passengers will come from buses not cars.

Well that's quite an assumption as well. I presume you have some research to support it? The Bury and Altrincham line has attracted many people from cars who were not bus users. There are some people who, for some unknown reason, wouldn't be seen dead on a bus, but who are very happy to travel on a tram.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 05, 2013, 10:40 PM
Albert the cab part did have 3 wheels. I rarely went to M/C when I was a child and the only places that stuck in my mind was Lewis Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on March 05, 2013, 10:49 PM
Is everyone fare paying,and is the novelty factor involved.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 06, 2013, 12:25 AM
(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/Dogsbreath_2009/imagesqtbnANd9GcRtuvNs9Hgr_KMtg9LNJ_zps567abdca.jpg)
Scammel Scarab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scammell_Scarab), Wot Del Boy would have driven if he'd been a truckie  ;)

What is this wonderful public transport of which we speak ?, our one a day slow train to the capital ceased running 13 years ago and the bus only runs twice a day  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 06, 2013, 10:11 AM
That next to the bus is what my dad use to drive Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on March 06, 2013, 08:25 PM
Hi Kiwi I think your picture is of a mark 2 Scammel the first ones had a short front plenty of models of them on EBay.
What can you tell us about the new life boat at Moelfre on Anglesey some one from N/Z as donated £2 1/2 million
and called the boat Kiwi is it you ??? only joking Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 07, 2013, 12:11 AM
Hi Albert, thanks for the news about the lifeboat, have passed the BBC link onto the TV3 news in NZ coz the story went completely unreported down here.  :)
Title: Ashton Assumption
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 10, 2013, 10:03 PM
My Sister has a car and took the train to work. I'm not kidding, you would have thought she was an Angeleno, driving from just off Elizabeth Street down Turner Lane to park in the station car park. She worked in the bendy building at Piccadilly. So yes, people with cars don't always use them to commute to work. Cars are however very convenient. Her sister lives in Glossop and daughters  in Hyde and Hattersley, so in the past a bus to Guide bridge and train to Glossop would be the preferred route but now the motorway can get you to Hattersley in 10-15 minutes.

The thing with the tram that is of concern is traffic behaviour of other drivers. That last video tram cam saw some not very smart behaviour from all drivers bus, lorry and cars.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 24, 2013, 10:47 AM
Not seen Bill on for a while hope he is alright. Hope his computer as not crashed on him. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on March 24, 2013, 11:14 AM
I was thinking the same too Fudge, hope he is ok.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on March 24, 2013, 01:34 PM
Not seen Bill on for a while hope he is alright. Hope his computer as not crashed on him. Fudge
I was wondering how long it would take to miss the most prolific poster,I think his last but 1 post seems to answer your ? Fudge.
Go to "Bill" posts!!!  mouth washed out with soap???
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 24, 2013, 09:30 PM
Apart from being blown about Ashton, Bill's OK (thanks for asking) but has decided to pipe down a bit.

Just to add to Chris's depiction of the weather........

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1004_zps533c5bfd.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on March 24, 2013, 09:32 PM
So nice to see you Bill  ;D    More Evidence ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lh-sNtfxlU&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 24, 2013, 10:56 PM
Been missing your humour glad you are ok Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 24, 2013, 11:38 PM
  More Evidence !
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lh-sNtfxlU&feature=youtu.be)

 Is it really the fourth week of Autumn down here ? (http://www.metservice.com/rural/hawkes-bay#!/hastings)
The farmers are crying poor coz it's hardly rained since November.
The vintners are laughing all the way to the bank with another great vintage.
Can't win em' all  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

(http://lock13.co.uk/images/old-view.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 27, 2013, 09:05 PM
Lovely picture but Ikea spoils it ;D ;D Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on March 27, 2013, 10:24 PM
Lovely picture but Ikea spoils it ;D ;D Fudge

Ikea? Where?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 27, 2013, 11:04 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on March 28, 2013, 04:58 AM
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Good one!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on March 28, 2013, 10:15 AM
Ha ha very funny  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 04, 2013, 01:38 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1011_zps8ad8f22a.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on May 04, 2013, 01:59 PM
YEAY!!!  Nice to see you back, Bill!   ;D

Litter on the seat in the bus shelter, Yuk, with a bin?? only feet away!!  Council has been painting our litter bins a bright blue recently, easier for the litterlouts to find after dark too!!   Denise  8) 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on May 04, 2013, 03:13 PM
A permanent bus stand, and a temporary bus stop !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on May 04, 2013, 03:55 PM
Is that what it is, Chris?  ???  Hahaha!  Would still benefit from a lick of paint.  Denise   ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on May 04, 2013, 08:00 PM
 Hi Bill now you are back you can tell me about the bargains at Morrison's again please Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 04, 2013, 08:19 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1031_zps7ab553ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on May 04, 2013, 08:27 PM
Thanks Bill
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 04, 2013, 11:46 PM
Very entertaining Bill


Love it
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on May 06, 2013, 09:38 AM
Excellent, almost made me wish I was back in Ashton ............................... almost  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 07, 2013, 06:24 AM
It was wonderfull
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 07, 2013, 01:05 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1034_zpsbeff6e44.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 07, 2013, 05:12 PM
Lovely Bill, thank you so much. The blossom look Divine on the trees.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 09, 2013, 07:17 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1040_zps66f9c988.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on May 09, 2013, 03:17 PM
Great picture Bill. Im suffering from Vertigo looking at it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on May 10, 2013, 12:20 AM
Just  looked at the photo of the old chimney & the brickwork looks in really good condition after 146 years -- I somehow don`t think the brickwork of today would be like that in 146yrs. Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 10, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on May 10, 2013, 09:47 PM
Have never noticed that plaque before...very interesting, bill.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on May 11, 2013, 03:26 PM
Seen at the Multiplex Cinema on Ashton Moss, I just had to take a picture

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/8728975012_84079ba621_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 11, 2013, 08:54 PM
I see they use those bumpy dot things as well . Hate it when I have to push a shopping trolley over them.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 22, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 22, 2013, 03:28 PM
Very nice, Bill.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 24, 2013, 10:13 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1101_zps0178a00e.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 24, 2013, 08:09 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1101.jpg)

Whilst you don't usually title/identify the locations of your photographs, Bill, I really think you should do so for future reference/archive purposes as they are a terrific record of Ashton's architecture down the years. I'll have a stab at identifying this one. I assume the street is Stamford Street and I would guess either the old Kenworthys The Jewellers' property or, over the road, where you get the old premises that lastly traded (I believe) as Hudsons Bar and had previously been the Assheton Arms public house/Oddfellows Hall/People's Opera House.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 24, 2013, 10:55 PM
Here's the spot Too Shy. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.486513,-2.096243&spn=0.00978,0.020235&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.77044,82.880859&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.486553,-2.096062&panoid=GuwKik-Xlqhs07-riMnbhg&cbp=12,183.29,,0,-5.47)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 25, 2013, 12:15 AM
Here's the spot Too Shy. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.486513,-2.096243&spn=0.00978,0.020235&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.77044,82.880859&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.486553,-2.096062&panoid=GuwKik-Xlqhs07-riMnbhg&cbp=12,183.29,,0,-5.47)

Seems I was close but not quite dead on it with that one, Bill. Looks like it'll end up a demolition job to me. Goodness knows what plans the council might have for that part of town.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 25, 2013, 05:18 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1103.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1101-50/1104.jpg)

My will is in that Midland Bank from 1974.

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 27, 2013, 12:11 AM
Here's the spot Too Shy. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.486513,-2.096243&spn=0.00978,0.020235&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.77044,82.880859&t=m&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.486553,-2.096062&panoid=GuwKik-Xlqhs07-riMnbhg&cbp=12,183.29,,0,-5.47)

Seems I was close but not quite dead on it with that one, Bill. Looks like it'll end up a demolition job to me. Goodness knows what plans the council might have for that part of town.

There was planning permission for most of that block to be demolished and replaced with new buildings which would include flats. However, that was never carried out and the planning consent may have run out now. I did hear a reason why the developer has not carried it out but I have forgotten what it was.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: sooty on May 27, 2013, 03:53 PM
What a sad sight ,I used to live round the corner on Church st ,but I those days Stamford st was a busy thoroughfare with all the shops open for business ,so sad for me to see such pictures glad I do,nt live in Ashton any more it would only make me depressed .going to have a little cry now
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on May 28, 2013, 01:15 AM
Hi Sooty
                 I lived in Church street in the block with the Girls school where abouts were you herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: sooty on May 29, 2013, 05:32 PM
Herby .. I used to live near to Cavendish st built a traffic island on the house I lived in,from there was moved to small shaw lot better than the slum on church st ,have,nt lived in Ashton since 1975 regards Sooty
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 30, 2013, 11:51 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1151-00/1178_zpsbcf3448a.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 01, 2013, 05:59 AM
Hi Bill
          Thanks for the photo's they bring back a lot of memories     herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 01, 2013, 06:52 AM
Half asleep - see revised post. (http://forum.ashton-under-lyne.com/index.php?topic=764.msg26388#msg26388)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 01, 2013, 10:58 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1275_zpsf6f9d686.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 01, 2013, 11:33 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1151-00/1178.jpg)

How did you know its name?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 01, 2013, 11:35 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1220.jpg)

St Stephen's, actually. St Paul's was the former cinema.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 01, 2013, 12:44 PM
Just testing Martin.  Thanks.

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1301_zps5286f1f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 01, 2013, 03:51 PM
Just testing Martin.  Thanks.

Fortunately, there is a link between both St Paul and St Stephen and the Apostles. Both were active in the early days of the Christian church and would have met some of the original twelve apostles. Stephen was the first Christian martyr and his stoning was witnessed by Paul (as Saul of Tarsus, before he converted to Christianity).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 01, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: GayJ on June 01, 2013, 11:34 PM
The building next to the 'Shop Fronts are Us' was once a shop belonging John Stanley and trading in a co-operative way predating the Rochdale Pioneers, dealing with fair wieghts and measures and selling Kosher produce for John Wroe's Christian Israelites.  It was here that my husband's great, great grandfather, Robert Stanley started his first day of work aged 10 for his uncle John in 1838.  It was here in 1958 that my husband started his first day of work aged 15.  It was then Weaver to Wearers.  We had no knowledge of this until we researched our family history.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 02, 2013, 01:36 AM
Thanks herby.  You may not recognise the blue sky or the concrete block, but you'll know the other parts of the picture below.


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1351-00/1358_zpsf01de554.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on June 02, 2013, 06:04 AM
Hi Bill,

What is the Concret Block?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 02, 2013, 12:13 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1306.jpg)
Hi Bill,  This image brings back fond memories. Was brought up only doors away to the left of Victoria St corn mill. Mr Lowe, the owner, was a regular in our herbalist shop. Between the mill, a couple of adjoining houses and Oldham's cobblers, was Sack St, row of terraced houses which faced the side of the mill. Always being chased away from the mill doors by the workmen, loading waggons with enormous sacks. So that will be the original building, remains of the hoist above the upper door on the side wall still there too.
Photo on Tameside Images showing lower Margaret St, just misses our block off to the right on  Victoria St.
Your pic of the new Margaret St canal bridge also reminded me of visits to a friend's house,  she lived on the terrace off to the right. Can't recall the name though.  Thanks, Bill.   Denise    8)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 02, 2013, 08:53 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: GayJ on June 02, 2013, 11:02 PM
The room upstairs is lit up.  this is where my classes are held.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 03, 2013, 02:58 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1306.jpg)



That is humour Bill!

Another great round of pictures
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 03, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on June 03, 2013, 09:44 AM
The room upstairs is lit up.  this is where my classes are held.

I think they're perhaps working the night shift, Gay.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on June 03, 2013, 10:46 AM
Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for a week of fascinating and interesting picture, you really are a pal!!

Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on June 03, 2013, 05:11 PM
Think Chris was to busy filming and not watching were he was going  ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 04, 2013, 07:55 AM
Your pic of the new Margaret St canal bridge also reminded me of visits to a friend's house,  she lived on the terrace off to the right. Can't recall the name though.

Spring Grove Terrace.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 04, 2013, 08:42 AM
Hi Bill
            I know where that is. I used to play table tennis in there when it was a youth club. They didn't knock all of Church st down then.
Was that bus stuck under the bridge. I went on a morning drive from the Station hotel one Sunday we had two double decker buses and the first one got stuck under a bridge so we all got on one bus and just managed to get it under then all on the other and then off we went to the nearest pub then back to the Station for the last pint   Oh happy days.   herby 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 04, 2013, 08:07 PM
Hello All.

I'll shortly be removing some of the older pictures from the board to make way for the newer stuff.

First of all, apologies to those who commented on them at the time and whose comments will shortly be 'orphaned' when the pictures go.  Secondly, feel free to copy any of the pictures I put on the board.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 04, 2013, 10:17 PM
Spring Grove Terrace, that's right!!  Thank you, Martin.  Coincidentally, my friend who lived there, married a dentist called Martin!!  Lost touch with her some years ago.    Denise  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 05, 2013, 01:03 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1301-50/1306.jpg)

Where is this, Bill?

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 05, 2013, 09:18 AM
Denise's stomping ground. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.483487,-2.101575&spn=0.00489,0.012081&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.77044,98.964844&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&layer=c&cbll=53.483416,-2.101693&panoid=hvDSjcE7Yvk8A4mo_m_QpQ&cbp=12,272.15,,0,-11.43&z=17)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 05, 2013, 10:08 AM
My Mum ran the herbalist shop here from 1946 to 1963-ish, at 26 Victoria St, three doors from the corner of Margaret Street.  My Dad died here too, when I wasn't quite 2 years old. Stayed there untill '66, but by then, demolition of many surrounding properties was well under way. Makes me very emotional to see part of my life gone forever, but the Corn mill plinth is a welcome blast from my past. Denise    :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 06, 2013, 10:56 PM
Denise's stomping ground. (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ol6&hl=en&ll=53.483487,-2.101575&spn=0.00489,0.012081&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.77044,98.964844&hnear=Ashton-under-Lyne+OL6,+United+Kingdom&t=m&layer=c&cbll=53.483416,-2.101693&panoid=hvDSjcE7Yvk8A4mo_m_QpQ&cbp=12,272.15,,0,-11.43&z=17)

Ah, thanks Bill. I was walking around that area on Tuesday looking for it, but I forgot that that bit of road was part of Victoria Street. I drive past it regularly but, of course, never look up as I pass.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 08, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 08, 2013, 06:37 PM
Thanks a million for your wonderful and lovely, happy pictures, Bill.   You really have an eye for beauty and the wit to turn the ordinary into extraordinary!   
I especially like the one of the field stone wall (with yellow flowers and lone horse).  What a tremendous piece of work that wall is and those who had the patience and skill to create such a work of art from the land.   :) ;D
Looks as though you've had some pretty nice weather lately too, and I hope it continues for you and everyone for the rest of your summer.   ;D  Not so great here lately.   :(
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 11, 2013, 02:33 AM
Oooooh!!   Thank you, Bill.   Finally, somewhere I can really remember!  Albemarle Terrace off Henrietta Street and Grandma's old house, #142, near the far end.     I wonder who lives there now?   They've probably changed it by now but it sure brings back many happy early childhood and teen year memories.   ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Jayess on June 12, 2013, 02:02 AM
Bill --I enjoy your photos & try to place them but quite a lot I cannot even recall for things have changed so much  but a recent one brought back many happy memories. That was the ticket office of the boating lake where during the early part of wartime quite a few of the boys & girls used as a meeting place.  I met a girl there who became my wife a few years later but alas she had a heart attack in 1974 & passed away. The Photo stirred the mind of the happy times we had & I often wonder if any of the old friends are still living and where are they now. --Jayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 12, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 12, 2013, 10:56 AM
Fork Yew ?  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 13, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 13, 2013, 09:27 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1086.jpg)

A scene from an upcoming Dr Who episode?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 13, 2013, 07:36 PM
Nicely done! Martin. I agree
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2013, 07:45 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 25, 2013, 09:00 AM
Magic ! ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: paul_b on June 25, 2013, 05:33 PM
Have to agree with Kiwi,magic.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 26, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on June 26, 2013, 01:34 PM
I assume that Bill's photograph is of the hillside adjacent to Hartshead Pike. I have often wondered what this strange structure is, set a few yards from the Pike - does anyone know?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 26, 2013, 11:12 PM
I assume that Bill's photograph is of the hillside adjacent to Hartshead Pike. I have often wondered what this strange structure is, set a few yards from the Pike - does anyone know?

That's the base of the earlier Hartshead Pike monument, Trevor.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on June 27, 2013, 03:02 PM
I assume that Bill's photograph is of the hillside adjacent to Hartshead Pike. I have often wondered what this strange structure is, set a few yards from the Pike - does anyone know?

That's the base of the earlier Hartshead Pike monument, Trevor.

Would you be aware of how much is known about the earlier monument, Martin? I can't recall ever seeing a picture of it (as in the whole version) and clearly it would be from an era before photography. Are we left with a bit of a mystery?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 28, 2013, 08:26 PM
Would you be aware of how much is known about the earlier monument, Martin? I can't recall ever seeing a picture of it (as in the whole version) and clearly it would be from an era before photography. Are we left with a bit of a mystery?

I think the word "monument" may be a little too grand a description of the earlier structure. The spot is supposed to line up with the summit of Brown edge  and the rising sun on mid-summer's day and was the site of a beacon.

A tower was built on that spot in the early 18th century, or possibly earlier. It may have been built partly of timber beams with lath and plaster walls. It must have suffered from vandalism because, in 1750, the Court Leet issued a statement that "if any person shall any ways abuse Hartshead Pike either with stones or clods or any ways deface the weather mark, shall, for every such offence, lose 3s 4d each."

A new tower was completed "in stone" just 8 years later on the site of the present tower. This new tower had a hart's head weather vain on its top. A stone inscription read "This Pike was re-built by publick contributions Anno Domini 1751." and "Look at me well before you go, And see you nothing at me throw!"

(I don't know whether this means that construction started in 1751 and was completed in 1758. It seems a long time.)

However, this new tower succumbed not to vandalism but to poor construction as, in 1794, a wide crack 18 inches wide appeared from top to bottom of the tower and it was soon in ruins. It was not until 1863 that construction of the present tower began. The previous inscription was incorporated, along with another: "Re-erected by Public Subscription to commemorate the marriage of HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to HRH Princess Alexandra of Denmark -  and to restore the ancient monument of Hartshead Pike".

(http://ashton-under-lyne.com/images/pike-inscriptions2a.jpg)

A final inscription reads "The Right Hon George Harry 7th Earl of Stamford and Warrington being Lord of the Manor. Arthur F Payne Esq Steward. The foundation stone was laid by Samuel Duncuft Lees MD Mayor of the Manor September 17th 1863. John Eaton Architect."

The structure that now stands on the site of the original tower was made up from stones and millstones from the nearby Marlands Sand Mill.

This also goes to show that the mistaken practice of using the word Pike to refer to the the tower rather than the hill itself dates back to at least 1750!

(http://ashton-under-lyne.com/images/pike-inscriptions1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on June 29, 2013, 02:02 AM
Hi
          I see the vandals have been at it. Not much deterent  Three shillings and fourpence   herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 29, 2013, 07:29 AM
Also displaying the 'Two unicorn' coat of arms, similar to the new one on the Market Hall, Martin - the subject of your recent photo blog.   Denise   ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on June 29, 2013, 08:03 AM
Also displaying the 'Two unicorn' coat of arms, similar to the new one on the Market Hall, Martin - the subject of your recent photo blog.   Denise   ;)

Indeed. Didn't someone say it was a coat of arms relating to the Earl of Stamford?

(http://ashton-under-lyne.com/images/pike-inscriptions3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on June 29, 2013, 09:17 AM
That's right, Martin, now we seem to have a related logical link, makes more sense.  Denise  8)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 05, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on July 05, 2013, 12:17 PM
Brings back memories of childhood, Bill.   Absolutely love Parkin and Treacle Toffee.   Haven't seen or heard of treacle toffee in years.   Yum!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on July 05, 2013, 02:46 PM
hi joyce have you checked  niagra on the lake english toffee shop?? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on July 05, 2013, 07:16 PM
I would if I could get down to Niagara-on-the-Lake, KennethO.    :D   It's a long, long time since I was there to visit, but it's a lovely place.   Most in-law relatives lived around the Niagara area, but all gone now except myself.   
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on July 05, 2013, 10:56 PM
yes i know what its like i never get there unless some one else drives us there as i dont drive the hyways anymore kennetho..
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 06, 2013, 01:55 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1501-50/1519_zps16069543.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on July 07, 2013, 06:28 AM
Hi Bill
          Been baking again    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on July 09, 2013, 02:45 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1151-00/1269.jpg)


Taken from Birch Street!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 16, 2013, 07:05 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1501-50/1536_zps865cf72b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on July 16, 2013, 09:04 PM
or those that are visually challenged!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 15, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on August 16, 2013, 12:46 PM
Is that Liverpool Bill ?  ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 16, 2013, 01:42 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: joseph on August 22, 2013, 06:15 AM
hi the toffee people in canada i dont know if you lmow they do have a web site and do deliver by the looks of the site email  is sales@scottishloft.com and toll free number 1-800-268=6303  :) joe
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 27, 2013, 08:54 AM
Soon to be no more - The old Henrietta Street railway bridge.

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1251-00/1274_zpsf83a80dd.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1551-00/1551_zpsa8c53736.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on August 27, 2013, 09:22 AM
What's all this about the railway bridge then?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on August 27, 2013, 09:28 AM
The bridge over Henrietta st, and Oldham Rd are being replaced, to allow re electrification of the railway below .
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on August 27, 2013, 07:17 PM
Thanks chrisandangie – I must have missed that news. I was wondering why they don’t just lower the track like they have done at Poulton-le Fylde Station ready for the Preston to Blackpool North electrification. Perhaps the bridge is too near the platforms. Anyway here is my photo of the Henrietta Street bridge, freshly painted, in 1985.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/a_a4_zpsfca9681d.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/a_a4_zpsfca9681d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on August 27, 2013, 08:41 PM
Hi Chrisandangie & Bill.... Since you state the old Bridge is soon to be no more, and Albemarle Terrace turns to your right immediately beyond the bridge (going up Henrietta) - have you seen any drawings, etc. of how it's going to change things?  I've tried to imagine it, and since I've crossed that bridge hundreds of times in my younger days to Grandma's on Albemarle Terrace ( ;D) it's a bit puzzling to me what it might look like after "re-electrification" below!! 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on August 27, 2013, 10:06 PM
The bridge over Henrietta st, and Oldham Rd are being replaced, to allow re electrification of the railway below .

When whurrit electrified to begin with?

Ta very much chuck.


Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on August 27, 2013, 11:07 PM
The bridge over Henrietta st, and Oldham Rd are being replaced, to allow re electrification of the railway below .

When whurrit electrified to begin with?


...and some people accuse me of being picky!  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on August 28, 2013, 12:25 AM
Hello Joyce.

Please click here. (http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/anitepublicdocs/00184828.pdf)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on August 28, 2013, 12:51 AM
Thanks loads, Bill.  I guess I won't worry any more now.  The drawing plans look quite impressive.  I wonder when it will all take place - the writing on the plans was a little bit small to read very well, but the lower left picture says it all I guess.   ;D   Again......many thanks.  Joyce
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 04, 2013, 06:35 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1551-00/1568_zps71e19cdd.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on September 05, 2013, 03:30 AM
Oh, wow, Bill!!   How do you find all these fantastic shots (or at least be able to make them)?  What a talent!  Thanks, again.    8) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on September 05, 2013, 04:55 AM
Hello Joyce.

Please click here. (http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/anitepublicdocs/00184828.pdf)
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Hey, Bill!!!  Just checking back again and your "link" is now gone!   Who stole it?  ]
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 14, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 15, 2013, 11:23 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1225_zps29209766.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on September 15, 2013, 11:36 PM
Great shots Bill, really atmospheric, keep 'em coming  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on September 16, 2013, 04:25 AM
The bridge over Henrietta st, and Oldham Rd are being replaced, to allow re electrification of the railway below .

When whurrit electrified to begin with?


...and some people accuse me of being picky!  ;)

They said re eletrification! Sorry didn't mean to be picky.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 19, 2013, 12:17 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1238_zpsa02a07de.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1239_zps94ac3b53.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on September 19, 2013, 01:57 PM
Not actually being a Crow but a clipped winged old fart this could be classed as useless info.
That being said,in the next few weeks I'll be up there scanning the horizon, weather permitting!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on September 20, 2013, 12:48 AM
Using some of the locations provided by Bill, here are some heights above sea level which featured in a small article in The Reporter from August 5 1977 (and those details had been taken from a 1937 year book).

Alderman 1,444 ft
Bucton (I assume this is Buckton) 1,126 ft
Chew (Black Chew) 1,774 ft
Deep Cutting (Roe Cross) 805 ft
Harridge 1,293 ft
Harrop Edge 997
Hough Hill 800 ft
North Brushes Farm, Brushes 1,000 (I put this in as I couldn't find any reference to Carrbrook)
Pots and Pans 1,258 ft
Rivington Pike 1,493 ft (Bolton way?)
Stamford Park Lake 463 ft (the nearest reference I could find to Ashton)
Werneth Low 915 ft
Wild Bank (Stalybridge, above Huddersfield Road) 1,310 ft

There were plenty of others but I haven't listed them as I'm unclear whether or not they might be visible from Hartshead Pike (which itself is 941 ft above sea level). For example, Owl's Head is 1,720 ft, Noon Sun is 1,103 ft and West Nab is 1,641 ft.

Happy viewing for all you hikers out there who shortly might be venturing up Hartshead Pike.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on September 20, 2013, 02:09 AM
Chez Kiwi is 11528.2 miles away (some here may say that's not far enough) and 613.5ft above the oggin, don't think you could see it even on a very clear day  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 20, 2013, 10:52 AM
But only on a clear day......

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1436_zps1ad0e5d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on September 20, 2013, 08:19 PM
Where's the 'Like' button ?.  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on September 21, 2013, 09:43 AM
Brilliant "Alpine Pike" District. Thank you Bill, just lovely!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 21, 2013, 07:32 PM
Hugh Mason

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1441_zps6a1ae4e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on September 22, 2013, 05:41 AM
Hi Bill,

Where have they got the man standing now, please?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 22, 2013, 09:06 AM
In Trafalgar Square (https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=53.479641,-2.10801&spn=0.000892,0.00206&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.47973,-2.107939&panoid=hW_k4znFBulUoc8Vk3-9ZQ&cbp=12,285.78,,1,1.18) Danny, opposite the Twelve Apostles.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 22, 2013, 10:30 AM
Hugh Mason

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1401-50/1441.jpg)

Hi Bill
             
                  Hugh Mason stands in Chester square
                  Upon his marble perch                                                                                                                                                                                                                           H                His face towards the Astley arms
                  His arse towards the church                                 herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on September 22, 2013, 08:50 PM
Herby's little rhyme reminds me of something that my late father would occasionally come out with. He would say, "He favas (favours, as in looks like) one of Hugh Mason's." I think this was meant to imply that the person was stone faced/gormless/useless. But why would the community still retain such mickey taking for this industrialist and social reformer so many years after his death in 1886?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 24, 2013, 12:03 PM
Herby's little rhyme reminds me of something that my late father would occasionally come out with. He would say, "He favas (favours, as in looks like) one of Hugh Mason's." I think this was meant to imply that the person was stone faced/gormless/useless. But why would the community still retain such mickey taking for this industrialist and social reformer so many years after his death in 1886?
Hi Too Shy
        Probably something to do the working conditions in the cotton mills. From what I've read they were a bit horrendous. My father worked in the mill at ten years old half a day at work half a day at school. If they made a mistake they were beaten. I read it was worse for the girls. herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on September 24, 2013, 04:00 PM
Herby, Wasn't Hugh Mason a somewhat benevolent employer, committed to looking after his workforce? If that was so, wouldn't they have held him in high regard? Or perhaps did he go a bit too far and want to extend his religious views onto his employees, whatever denomination they might have thought they were.; hence the mocking rhyme referring to pubs, a****s and churches.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on September 24, 2013, 10:51 PM
Herby, Wasn't Hugh Mason a somewhat benevolent employer, committed to looking after his workforce? If that was so, wouldn't they have held him in high regard? Or perhaps did he go a bit too far and want to extend his religious views onto his employees, whatever denomination they might have thought they were.; hence the mocking rhyme referring to pubs, a****s and churches.

You may be forgetting that Ashton was a hotbed of non-conformity! Hugh Mason was a Methodist so a lot of people may have considered it very appropriate that he had his back to the Anglican church!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 25, 2013, 01:44 AM
Herby, Wasn't Hugh Mason a somewhat benevolent employer, committed to looking after his workforce? If that was so, wouldn't they have held him in high regard? Or perhaps did he go a bit too far and want to extend his religious views onto his employees, whatever denomination they might have thought they were.; hence the mocking rhyme referring to pubs, a****s and churches.
Hi Too Shy
                    I wasn't saying  it about Hugh Mason I was talking about the cotton mills in general. I don,t know much about Hugh Mason I know he built the baths, but that's about it. herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on September 25, 2013, 11:21 AM
I don,t know much about Hugh Mason I know he built the baths, but that's about it. herby

Hugh Mason didn't build the baths.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 25, 2013, 01:22 PM
I don,t know much about Hugh Mason I know he built the baths, but that's about it. herby

Hugh Mason didn't build the baths.
         Hi Martin I just Googled Hugh Mason it Said he built 150 houses in Ryecroft for his workers also a library swimming pool a   gymnasium and a reading room. So I thought that would be the baths     herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on September 26, 2013, 10:04 AM
Hello Herby. Hugh Mason built a pool as part of his facilities for his workers in the Oxford Mills community. These were close to Oxford Mills, and were not the municipal baths in Henry Square. Those were built by the council although in fact Mason was a member of the council at that time.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 26, 2013, 10:29 AM
Hi
           Thanks Martin I always thought he built the baths        herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on September 26, 2013, 11:25 AM
Yes, I also thought it was Hugh Mason that built the baths Herby! Thanks for the update Martin, it just goes to show that we can learn something new every day.

Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 26, 2013, 04:24 PM
Indian summer....

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1551-00/1573_zpsb18f3141.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on September 26, 2013, 07:47 PM
Hi Bill did some one move Hartshead pike
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on September 26, 2013, 08:06 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1551-00/1575_zpsee5041e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on September 27, 2013, 01:13 AM
Hi Bill did some one move Hartshead pike

Hartshead Pike is still where it has been since the end of the Ice Age.

Then someone went and built a wooden tower on top of it. That tower fell to bits so someone else built a stone tower a few yards away from old one. That tower fell down until eventually someone else came along and re-built it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on September 28, 2013, 04:28 PM
Hi Martin only a joke with Bill the sign post is pointing to the right and the Pike is on the Left
  I remember when there was a shop in the Pike
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on September 28, 2013, 11:48 PM
Hi Martin only a joke with Bill the sign post is pointing to the right and the Pike is on the Left
  I remember when there was a shop in the Pike

Hi Albert, and I was being serious. Hartshead Pike is the name of the hill, not the pointy thing! ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on September 30, 2013, 06:34 PM
Hi Martin the sign post was not pointing to the hill or the monument.  I think local folk would think of the monument rather than the
hill. But its your site 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 01, 2013, 10:36 PM
Hi Martin the sign post was not pointing to the hill or the monument.  I think local folk would think of the monument rather than the hill. But its your site

Oh dear! It's not a case of "it's my site so I can say things that keep me happy". :)

I was just pointing out that the "pike" is the hill, just like Alphin Pike, Harridge Pike, Scafell Pike, Rivington Pike, etc. But I am well aware that a lot of local people think that the pike is the tower.

It seems that my attempt at humour has fallen flat on its face. Oh, well. It doesn't matter greatly!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on October 01, 2013, 10:49 PM
Wouldn't worry about it too much Martin, there's a lot of people think Big Ben is a building somewhere in London as well  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 01, 2013, 11:04 PM
Wouldn't worry about it too much Martin, there's a lot of people think Big Ben is a building somewhere in London as well  ;)

Isn't Big Ben a hill, then?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on October 01, 2013, 11:15 PM
It is in Scotland  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on October 01, 2013, 11:38 PM
I heard of some woman that was very dissapionted when she found out that big ben was just a clock cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 01, 2013, 11:56 PM
I heard of some woman that was very dissapionted when she found out that big ben was just a clock cheers

Perhaps she would have been happier to have found out that it is really the bell with the deep dong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_ben
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on October 02, 2013, 12:47 AM
oh very funny martin just read the clip about big ben very interesting thanks kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on October 02, 2013, 02:45 PM
What no Parkin and it's not even November 5th yet. I felt like leaving a note saying "they have it in Morrisons"

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/10053713244_b8fa26ccd6_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on October 09, 2013, 05:49 AM
Hello Martin,

What a lovely, delightful surprise to open the old machine and find such a glorious update on the Front Page of Ashton. It was lovely to watch Ashton flash by whilst sipping a cup of coffee and noting the wonderful pictures you have updated on the site.

Many thanks from down-under.
Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 09, 2013, 08:54 AM
Thanks, Danny. Now I'll have to try to remember to update the pictures periodically to reflect the seasons!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on October 15, 2013, 10:43 PM
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i412/colthepol/IMG_2878.jpg)

any prize for locating?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on October 16, 2013, 03:31 AM
a six o'chips in it for you!

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on October 16, 2013, 12:02 PM
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i412/colthepol/IMG_2677.jpg)
tripe may be a better choice!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 16, 2013, 05:34 PM
Henrietta Street railway bridge.  Good luck to Mr Murphy and his gang.

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1025_zps0374cc72.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on November 16, 2013, 05:48 PM
Oh, WOW!!  Good luck, indeed!   :o
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: chrisandangie on November 17, 2013, 10:13 AM
I am wondering if one of the girls would like a pre assembled wall for xmas, going to take some wrapping though .......  :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on November 17, 2013, 12:10 PM
Bad idea, Chris, unless you fancy being 'reassembled', hahaha!!  Denise
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 18, 2013, 11:59 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1029_zps0a1a14c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on November 18, 2013, 05:04 PM
Looks like a roaring success too, Bill!!   ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 21, 2013, 09:14 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1035_zps599854de.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on November 22, 2013, 12:46 PM
Thanks Bill I am glad it as not been moved Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on November 22, 2013, 07:30 PM
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i412/colthepol/IMG_2878.jpg)

any prize for locating?

Did we ever get a solution to this question? Could it be the old Gaumont (later, Odeon) cinema on Old Street?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on November 23, 2013, 01:10 AM
No, it's in an alley off Old Street, near Old Cross Street.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on November 23, 2013, 02:17 AM
My grandad lived at 26 old st in 1911,I was taking a picture of the rear  and went back to Old St.down the easterly alley.Low and behold,Vanessas picture,so I took one.
S.B Rains opticians was also in the block.
Non on Bunty night either!!!
Also had a real surprise by running into Angie of Chrisangie only seeing her on a video at Doveholes.
I just asked if she would be called Angie.
Not bad for an old fart from over the pond eh!!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on November 28, 2013, 05:28 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1058_zps91ce8d75.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 28, 2013, 07:38 PM
Bet they are trying to open ready for the Continental Market starting on the 8th Dec Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on November 30, 2013, 10:52 AM
Bet they are trying to open ready for the Continental Market starting on the 8th Dec Fudge

I somehow don't think they will be appealing to the same clientèle!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 06, 2013, 05:28 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1098_zps72c79d22.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 06, 2013, 09:59 PM
Why is there a man with a bucket blocking the entrance?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 06, 2013, 10:15 PM
It's not a bucket, it's a basket with wheels. he's just pulled to handle out to give to someone  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 06, 2013, 11:02 PM
maybe hes telling them this is an entrance not an exit..cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on December 07, 2013, 07:36 PM
its them trolley baskets.  not very good at all  soon discontinued t a local shop here.


Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Vanessa on December 07, 2013, 10:16 PM
Wilkinsons uses them too, I like them as they don't take up as much room as a trolley and you can put heavy items in them.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on December 08, 2013, 10:47 AM
I like a trolley as it helps me to walk around the stores. I have a 4 wheel one with a seat which I now take out a lot more as my hips not good and it gives me a sense of security Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 11, 2013, 01:35 AM
A far cry from the 'all black' scenes of old.......

Picture off the council's web site (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/citizen/theme/background.jpg) (and on it as well).
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on December 11, 2013, 02:03 AM
Thank You Bill, lovely photograph - this makes me feel homesick for Christmas.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on December 11, 2013, 05:57 AM
Absolutely terrific picture(s) as always, Bill.   Thank you so much from another grateful ex-pat!   Seeing the market area like that brings back so many, many memories as I remember walking by and through all that area.  What would we do without you?   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 11, 2013, 12:01 PM
N.B. Danny/Joyce, it's the council's picture, not mine (unfortunately  ;)).

Original post edited.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 11, 2013, 07:41 PM
we thank you for putting them on this site we don't give a hoot whos pictures they are as long as you give us expats the benefit of seeing them we thank you very much cheers kennetho..
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on December 24, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on December 29, 2013, 05:23 AM
Hi Bill
             Thanks for that.Is that building still Waterhouses. I lived the next block down next but one to Greisons wharehouse. Long gone now. I had a look down Church st on Google and there was a white car parked on my house, or where it was. Thanks again Bill   herby   
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 12, 2014, 02:19 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on February 12, 2014, 03:49 AM
They forgot the hearing and eye protection must be worn plus the No Pets on site bits  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on February 12, 2014, 02:59 PM
Seem to think the Sprouts have got a hand in this.+ the council unionites.

My take on it. eg. fix pencilsharpener to desk by TDSB union worker $154.(3screws) Toronto District School Board
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 22, 2014, 05:35 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on February 23, 2014, 03:28 AM
 ;D  You're a poet -
       and we didn't know it!!!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 23, 2014, 04:40 AM
and old dobbin is enjoying it. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 24, 2014, 07:46 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1217_zps560c4ee6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on February 24, 2014, 08:15 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1219_zps9e891dfe.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on February 25, 2014, 03:30 PM
pictures look pretty grim.I have a couple of G W Birks in the dining room,very similar,to my eye that is.
Birks told me the scenes were not actual locations.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 04, 2014, 09:54 PM
Good pics Bill,Ta!


Ian
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on March 04, 2014, 09:56 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1201-50/1217.jpg)


Our house on Tatton St., (Where Top Shop is now)

Ian
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on March 27, 2014, 02:35 PM
Childhood wisdom.....

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1036_zpsefecc640.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1041_zpsb1eb89ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 27, 2014, 08:51 PM
^^^^^^^
(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Dogsbreath/25068f41-b2ca-4ec0-93cc-8bbe2ccf4eb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 09, 2014, 05:07 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on April 09, 2014, 11:19 PM
Those have gone up quickly, Bill!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 14, 2014, 04:30 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1032_zpse09ceebb.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 14, 2014, 04:35 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 14, 2014, 04:38 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 14, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 14, 2014, 04:51 PM
thanks for thosae pics. very nice kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on April 15, 2014, 02:03 AM
Thank you so much Bill for the lovely photographs. Quite Nostalgic for me today, I used to ride my pony up the very track you are showing today. Of course that was a million years ago!! Again Many Thanks Danny.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: heather on April 15, 2014, 10:03 AM
Lovely pictures. A beautiful part of the world.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on April 15, 2014, 01:49 PM
Thank you so much Bill for the lovely photographs. Quite Nostalgic for me today, I used to ride my pony up the very track you are showing today. Of course that was a million years ago!! Again Many Thanks Danny.

I also drove my 63 Corsair over the top and down the other side.Seems like a million but it isn't.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 15, 2014, 04:21 PM
oh and how many times did weall walk to the pike on a nice day and have a drink of water out of the stream ?? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on April 15, 2014, 09:03 PM
oh and how many times did weall walk to the pike on a nice day and have a drink of water out of the stream ?? cheers kennetho

out of the well? at the last farm on Lily Lanes before the pike
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 16, 2014, 04:39 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 16, 2014, 04:52 PM
does it include the bench and rubbish bin?? cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 16, 2014, 05:46 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on April 16, 2014, 11:20 PM
Hi Bill
               I Like that bottom one Very Funny       herby
                 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 17, 2014, 02:59 AM
thanks bill but I think I will leaf it alone cheers kennetho..
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on April 17, 2014, 03:16 AM
Terrific Bill, Many Thanks.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 23, 2014, 12:02 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 23, 2014, 10:52 AM
I have my flag and red rose in the window I also like the Patriotic bird. Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 04, 2014, 11:04 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 05, 2014, 02:16 AM
great picture bill cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 14, 2014, 07:35 PM
Sorry if I am a bit out of touch but can I ask if Martin has stopped taking photos for the Ashton Blog? The last one I can see is dated 14th September 2013.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 14, 2014, 11:32 PM
I have only made one post on the blog since June, S-o-N, and you are only the second person to have remarked on it.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 15, 2014, 10:06 AM
Thanks for your reply Martin. I used to 'dip' into it regularly until they stopped but thought you may not have the time now. It's a pity but I do see your point.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 15, 2014, 10:13 AM
Yes Martin I still miss them I often look to see if you have updated them Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on May 15, 2014, 01:45 PM
Nothing stays the same for ever!
Motivation or lack of?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 25, 2014, 03:18 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on May 25, 2014, 03:36 PM
hi how about a soggier sunday :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on May 25, 2014, 09:26 PM
Ooh dear!  Sorry for all the rainy weather you're having in Ashton - looks like someone is trying to fill up Ashton Baths again!!   However, absolutely delighted to report that yesterday (May 24th) and today, Sunday, have been absolutely gorgeous for us!  26C with blue sky and just a tiny breeze.  However I think we deserve it after our horrible winter and about 2 weeks of grey skies, rainstorms, thunder and lightning, and even a tornado not that far away in Mildmay, Ont. last week.   Fortunately no people were injured - a barn and livestock were in its path though, and so they went for a Burton!   Hope you all have much nicer weather soon. 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 26, 2014, 03:07 AM
yes we have had it pretty good in our neck of thewoods  too and about ruddy time I would say cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 26, 2014, 08:42 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on May 26, 2014, 04:07 PM
 ;D    Not exactly a Mediterranian Cruise, Bill!!  Won't get many customers applying for that trip!   ;D ;D   
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 26, 2014, 04:28 PM
its the good ship lollypop..
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 26, 2014, 05:12 PM
Gulp.......

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/P1001-51/P1003_zps01186d97.png)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on May 27, 2014, 08:35 PM
 ;D ;D   If you lower the price a little bit, Bill, I might consider buying a ticket!  Anything to see dear old Ashton-under-Lyne, even if it has a new face!!   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 28, 2014, 12:35 AM
Done Joyce.......

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/P1001-51/P1004_zpsccc8f61b.png)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 28, 2014, 10:17 AM
Bill, If this is a ticket to ride (Ryde), might it also be a ticket to cows (Cowes)? Either way, as a luxury cruise, I'm sure it'll be alright (Wight) on the night. Have a safe journey.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 28, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on May 29, 2014, 01:04 AM
 ;D ;D ;D  You're priceless, Bill.    ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 29, 2014, 02:41 AM
so are the cruises the diningroom is run by burger king cheers
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 29, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 29, 2014, 10:30 AM
 :) :) :)Absolutely fantastic Bill, You really do make our day! Thank You so much.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 29, 2014, 12:48 PM
Keep them coming Bill Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 29, 2014, 06:07 PM
large pike sighted on the starboard.. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 29, 2014, 09:35 PM
Oh dear, Kennetho! That was completely off the scales.

(There's a message from me in your inbox, by the way.)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 29, 2014, 09:46 PM
thanks martin I figured it out after I e mailed you and fixed it.cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 07, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on June 08, 2014, 10:13 AM
The photo is nearly on the spot of the Old Charlestown Sunday School thanks for another photo Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on June 15, 2014, 12:25 PM
hi was charlestown sunday school still open after the flats were built i seem to recall it was stuck there for  a few years after ?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 21, 2014, 08:33 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on June 22, 2014, 04:30 AM
that's a great picture of the pike bill thanks  cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on September 09, 2014, 02:45 PM
hi i just been looking up on the tameside picture achives i see that the charlestown school was still there after the flats were built the photo shows it there in 1972 :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on September 10, 2014, 01:27 PM
Hi
           There used to be E W S tanks there during the war in front of the Sunday school. After the war they had prefabs where the tanks were. I used to go to the youth club they had in the same building as the Sunday school to play snooker and table tennis
                                                                                                                                                    herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Denise on September 10, 2014, 10:44 PM
ITV crime serial 'Scott and Bailey' aired tonight featured The Angel pub on Old St and Ashton Canal, showing the old mill chimney, Margaret St
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: will e reckit on October 16, 2014, 11:24 PM
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Just to add further info, the doorway in this photo is the fire exit for the premises on the first floor of the block. In my youth, it was a rather seedy nightclub called the 'Horseshoe Club' and was above the Humane Friendly Society. I expect both are long gone.

John
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on October 17, 2014, 11:17 PM
Just to add further info, the doorway in this photo is the fire exit for the premises on the first floor of the block. In my youth, it was a rather seedy nightclub called the 'Horseshoe Club' and was above the Humane Friendly Society. I expect both are long gone.

The building is still there, John, but I believe the upstairs part is now used as some kind of chapel.

(http://ashtoncivic.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/w011-humane.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: ayess on October 18, 2014, 06:35 AM
Please! John have a care for history. That so-called 'seedy' nightclub was, in the forties and fifties the Empress Ballroom, usually called 'The Humane" as the building was owned by the Humane Life Provident Fund (a burial club). It has some good memories. As a matter of fact the late and lamented Lily,(Galloping Grannie) and I worked out one time that she and I most likely danced together there in days of yore. Ah, happy days.  Ayess
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: will e reckit on October 19, 2014, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the picture update Martin. Alas, I haven't visited Ashton for over 20 years and it is likely 30 years since I last saw the town centre -  I probably wouldn't recognise much of it.

John
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM
Hi
        I learned to dance at the Humane. The girls on the staff there used to drag the shy ones up. I was 16 or 17 and I was one of the shy ones. Little Ivor used to play the drums there.   herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on October 20, 2014, 07:35 PM
Hi Herby would that in the days when Joe Wright was running the club. Albert
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on October 21, 2014, 10:46 AM
Hi Albert
                  It would be a bit before then about 45 -46        herby
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: brian seward on December 08, 2014, 05:05 AM
I have just spent a long half hour going through this thread. while doing so I remember going to the "Joan Hall School  of Dancing" (in the thirties) and it was on Stamford St second floor above a pub?.. Anyone else went there??/ :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 14, 2015, 08:33 AM
A photograph I took in Daisy Nook:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/5152218370/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/5152218370/)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 14, 2015, 11:21 AM
Lovely photo MarkB3 Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 14, 2015, 03:12 PM
Many thanks Fudge. 
Here's another taken in grounds of Riversvale Hall:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/9655889087_d18d2be80e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHfXqk)
Heaven on Earth (https://flic.kr/p/fHfXqk) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 14, 2015, 11:43 PM
Superb pictures.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2015, 04:34 AM
Top stuff !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 15, 2015, 08:00 AM
Many thanks Kiwi and Bill.
Looking down over Ashton with Manchester in the distance:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/11807156623_847608fb7a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/iZmLiV)
St Annes Church (https://flic.kr/p/iZmLiV) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on April 16, 2015, 12:24 AM
Absolutely lovely! keep them up please.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 16, 2015, 08:26 AM
Thanks Dannyx6. I hope you mean post more.
If I'm bombarding the forum, please say.
Waterhouses Aquaduct in Daisy Nook Country Park:
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8644942027_0b13f4816e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eaVA5B)
Searching for the Lost (https://flic.kr/p/eaVA5B) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 16, 2015, 10:22 AM
Yes they are all great photo's Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on April 17, 2015, 04:22 AM
I most certainly do Mark, and Thank You!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 17, 2015, 08:27 AM
Thanks Fudge and Dannyx6  :)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8020554873_e389930832_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ddKrwR)
Dawn's Corona (https://flic.kr/p/ddKrwR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 18, 2015, 11:14 PM
Photograph taken in the grounds of Riversvale Hall:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6795809566_dd2af50a60_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmwiqs)
Kate's Creation (https://flic.kr/p/bmwiqs) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on April 19, 2015, 11:50 PM
Awesome !! Great work  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on April 20, 2015, 04:02 AM
very  nice indeed. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 20, 2015, 08:01 AM
Really appreciate your feedback Kiwi and Kennetho.

In this photograph taken in Limehurst looking towards Boodle Wood, through a gap
in the trees on the horizon, you can just make out Beetham Tower in Manchester:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/10426284176_cd66512aec_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gTkr3h)
Tree House Bank Farm (https://flic.kr/p/gTkr3h) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 20, 2015, 10:18 AM
Another lovely phot I don't always post a reply but I do look at the site everyday Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on April 20, 2015, 07:33 PM
I walked along Tree House many times in years gone by but I don't recognise this lane - probably because of the tree growth - well the last time was 1979.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on April 20, 2015, 09:22 PM
Really appreciate your feedback Kiwi and Kennetho.

In this photograph taken in Limehurst looking towards Boodle Wood, through a gap
in the trees on the horizon, you can just make out Beetham Tower in Manchester:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/10426284176_cd66512aec_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gTkr3h)
Tree House Bank Farm (https://flic.kr/p/gTkr3h) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr


Quite a talent there.
This is what I love to see.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 21, 2015, 07:58 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments.
Crime Lake in Daisy Nook Country Park:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14758243291_0239afef7d_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ou8Ryx)
Hidden Gem (https://flic.kr/p/ou8Ryx) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr 
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 22, 2015, 09:36 AM
The top path above Boodle Wood looking towards Limehurst:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5167/5274418467_ac82dd3f74_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/935LRr)
Winter's Trail (https://flic.kr/p/935LRr) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on April 22, 2015, 02:33 PM
Thank you so much Mark BJ, particularly the snow covered lane.

Dannyx6
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 23, 2015, 08:57 AM
Dannyx6, you're a gentleman!
Italian Pea Soup

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8259270370_afdf23a2a5_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dzQVkh)
Zuppa Di Piselli (https://flic.kr/p/dzQVkh) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 24, 2015, 07:33 AM

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4006/5152218370_6d32e9f905_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8Rht2d)
Morning Glory (https://flic.kr/p/8Rht2d) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on April 25, 2015, 09:20 PM
I seem to think you have a good eye and mind Mark BJ.
I started out with contact print kits.then on to proper contact prints with developer and fixer.Then on to 120 and 35mm
BW loading cassettes developing enlarging processing Ferannia slides 9X12 plates and roll film.
Cameras by time Zeiss fold up. another unknown fold up,Paxette,Yashicamat,Pracktika,Pentax ME,Pentax Super ME,then on to digital,Olympus CZ60,(dropped in the toilet bowl in Chester Cathedral.Still used by the better half)Sony DCR SR300,current Canon powershot ELPH  320HS(not overly impressed)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 28, 2015, 08:21 AM
Thank you Jaywit... I appreciate that! 

I was inspired by my dad who was a professional photographer - he joined the Daily Express aged 14 years in 1938, landed at Salerno in 1943... returning to civvy street to build his own business in Manchester.  I put my own camera down decades ago as family commitments took over.  However, my interest was sparked again a few years ago when I took a tiny Canon IXUS with me on my jogs around Daisy Nook. 

One of those early shots taken by the Fairbottom Canal:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/4914006081_fa93ca1225_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8ueyNM)
Contemplation (https://flic.kr/p/8ueyNM) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 28, 2015, 10:12 AM
Also, had to share a stunning advection fog over Crime Lake on Sunday morning:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7688/16673109283_4dd98bdaef_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rpm3vr)
Advection Aurora (https://flic.kr/p/rpm3vr) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on April 30, 2015, 12:05 AM
Absolutely lovely photos you're posting, Mark BJ.   I really enjoy them. 

However, I still miss yours with their great captions, Bill.  Have you given up on us?  Your captions are always priceless.   Joyce
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 30, 2015, 10:06 AM
Thank you Joyce.  I'm new to the forum - but have looked back at Bill's photographs and agree with all you say.

Occupation Bridge... looking towards Boodle Wood:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/10678552093_bdcef7d02d_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hgCnv8)
Stopped in his Tracks (https://flic.kr/p/hgCnv8) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 30, 2015, 10:33 AM
Alive and clicking Joyce.  I hope you're keeping well and that your snow has at long last gone.

P.S. Mark's pictures are splendid and I hope he can pick up the baton.

(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1000-50/1043_zpsdcyyfdkc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 30, 2015, 01:46 PM
Love it Bill Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on April 30, 2015, 09:26 PM
Ooh!  What a lovely personal "Hello", Bill.  Thanks!  It's amazing how you even got the water reflection!  ;D  Not sure the "Warship" is going to help Britain much, tho'!!!  Still, we clobbered together airplanes and won WWII, so there might be hope after all.   :o ;)

P.S.  All the snow is gone now (just a few flakes the other day in with the rain) and the tulips and daffodils are finally showing signs of blooming.  What a wonderful sight and pick-me-up they are, together with green grass.   Joyce
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 01, 2015, 11:29 AM
Top path above Boodle Wood... looking towards Mossley:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1177/5116067402_1f15a50cf2_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8N6bAE)
Deep Blue Dawn (https://flic.kr/p/8N6bAE) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 02, 2015, 08:19 AM
Junction of Fairbottom Branch and Hollinwood Canal:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8584445478_f701d78892_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e5zwyE)
Copper Canal (https://flic.kr/p/e5zwyE) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on May 02, 2015, 10:11 AM
Simply amazing !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 02, 2015, 02:00 PM
It just show that great pictures can be had by having a good eye and taking the trouble to be in the right place at the right time. Who needs to go abroad??!!

Talking of the junction of the Fairbottom and Hollinwood Canals,  here is a photo of that junction I took in 1966. My God is it 49 years ago? Doesn't seem a day over 48.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Ashton_Fairbottom-Canal_1966-10-24_junction%20with%20Hollinwood%20Canal_zpsukk4htlc.png) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Ashton_Fairbottom-Canal_1966-10-24_junction%20with%20Hollinwood%20Canal_zpsukk4htlc.png.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 03, 2015, 08:27 AM
Thank you Kiwi and Son of Nomad.

Fascinating photograph SoN.  Pinch Farm looks well maintained.  Thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, this photograph shows the farm building just prior to its complete collapse in 2011:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5094/5498321276_a664013189_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9nSkmG)
Lattice Luster (https://flic.kr/p/9nSkmG) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 03, 2015, 09:46 AM
Mark - your photo of that lattice farm bridge across the canal jogged my memory of when I used to walk under it on the canal footpath in the 1960s, there was often a ferocious-looking alsatian dog that patroled it and was just itching to get at anyone walking underneath. Thank goodness it never got loose.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 05, 2015, 12:09 PM
I've heard similar stories before SoN... sounds fearsome.  Taken just a few hundred yards along the towpath, this 2010 photograph shows a glorious sunset reflecting off the far bank of Crime Lake:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4107/5175586608_6cce321ed1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8TmezS)
Silent Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/8TmezS) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 06, 2015, 12:25 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1057_zpsyt0e1lhm.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 06, 2015, 04:32 AM
another great one cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 06, 2015, 09:51 AM
Thats is so funny I can imagine people climbing up to feed it Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 06, 2015, 11:07 AM
Superb Bill!

Newmarket Road looking towards Stannybrook Road:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14037577720_24637d9fb9_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nosfN5)
Cottage Garden (https://flic.kr/p/nosfN5) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 06, 2015, 01:08 PM
Thanks for raising the bar Mark.  It's given me an incentive to dig out the camera's book of words and to see what things I can do other than 'point and shoot'.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on May 06, 2015, 02:16 PM
I tend to think the point and shoot are more complicated than the usual one (SLR).Hence my use of Auto is preferable, but not a mind gratifying  resultant picture.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 07, 2015, 08:20 AM
My dad would say "it's not the camera that's important but the idiot behind the lens". 

He could have been a little more polite... but, he made his point to me.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9383327857_549a48ac43_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fib1sM)
Here Comes the Sun (https://flic.kr/p/fib1sM) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 07, 2015, 05:11 PM
Hi Mark B,..........your pictures have been fantastic. Something to look forward to each day. Thank you again.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 08, 2015, 07:45 AM
Your comment is so inspiring Dannyx6 - thank you. 

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6832012193_f378a5629f_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bpHRcF)
Sul Lago D’inverno (https://flic.kr/p/bpHRcF) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/people/53199848@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 09, 2015, 04:43 AM
Good Morning Mark B  :)   Sul Lago D'Inverno is simply the best, I love this one best of all your pictures! Thank You
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 09, 2015, 04:49 AM
Morning Bill,

Such pleasure the Pike did bring, havent seen you "on" for a while. You certainly dont loose your sense of humour or touch. Thank you so much. Ha Ha
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 09, 2015, 10:41 AM
Hello Danny.

Hot (8°C) off the press.  Click here for details. (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/ashton/marketsquare)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1151-00/1177_zpsocnqudoy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 09, 2015, 11:07 AM
So good to read your comments Dannyx6... and see your pictures Bill.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8156/7308959826_eeff92d87e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c8Sk7J)
Convergence (https://flic.kr/p/c8Sk7J) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 11, 2015, 08:29 AM

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7426/14007297893_cbc8e224b9_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nkM4E6)
Sable Or Argent (https://flic.kr/p/nkM4E6) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 12, 2015, 11:02 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7528/15679796583_41a72a85b1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pTz4fp)
Bevy of Beauties (https://flic.kr/p/pTz4fp) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 12, 2015, 04:46 PM
Hi Bill,...........Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!.............What a turn on for the Market. Had no idea you were going to have such a "posh" Market Square. Looking forward to seeing the end product.
Thank you for the Posting, shall follow with much interest. Please keep the pictures coming.

Mid Autumn here now, 13C low at night and beautiful pleasant days around 25C. Am waiting for family coming from England next week for a visit. Hope that this weather remains whilst they are here, not to hot and not to cold.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on May 12, 2015, 04:51 PM
yes indeed it will look very hoity toity cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 13, 2015, 07:44 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7004/6777144381_da2da76028_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bjSCUV)
Wake and Wonder (https://flic.kr/p/bjSCUV) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 13, 2015, 10:04 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7775/17387989989_5c7a0b8ac0_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/suvZCR)
Five on a Secret Trail (https://flic.kr/p/suvZCR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on May 13, 2015, 11:42 PM
(http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Dogsbreath/25068f41-b2ca-4ec0-93cc-8bbe2ccf4eb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 14, 2015, 08:58 AM
Taken within a metre of so of the Medlock:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7412/8724831244_707ffbe687_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ehZ3mU)
Fine and Dandy (https://flic.kr/p/ehZ3mU) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 14, 2015, 03:06 PM
Here are a couple of restored photos from my archive taken in 1974.

The first was taken from the towpath of Fairbottom Canal looking towards Valley Farm, Bardsley and Hartshead Pike.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Bardsley_1974_zpsshqdshj4.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Bardsley_1974_zpsshqdshj4.jpg.html)

The second was taken from the Boodle footpath looking down on the River Medlock. To the right were the grounds of Riversvale Hall.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Medlock-1974_zpsfmb5qafd.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Medlock-1974_zpsfmb5qafd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 14, 2015, 03:32 PM
Great to see those pictures SoN.  Coincidentally, the dandelion shot was taken in the field bottom right of your second shot!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 14, 2015, 06:48 PM
Mark BJ and S-O-N both your photographs are splendid and so detailed.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 15, 2015, 12:07 PM
Dannyx6  :)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2898/14758243291_0239afef7d_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ou8Ryx)
Hidden Gem (https://flic.kr/p/ou8Ryx) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on May 15, 2015, 01:32 PM
Would you happen to have FRPS. after BJ???
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 15, 2015, 04:13 PM
Coincidentally, the dandelion shot was taken in the field bottom right of your second shot!

I thought I'd seen that dandelion before!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 16, 2015, 10:14 AM
SoN  ;D  Jaywit, "Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star!!"

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5574/14870761142_8b1daedc19_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oE5xcu)
Path Through the Trees (https://flic.kr/p/oE5xcu) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 17, 2015, 08:20 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2833/8759345010_01a7b8676f_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/em2W6Q)
Pale Shades of May (https://flic.kr/p/em2W6Q) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 18, 2015, 07:48 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7424/9336122601_e56a599df0_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fe14Z4)
Directing the Cast (https://flic.kr/p/fe14Z4) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 19, 2015, 08:00 AM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/7/6130/5961720864_497b0dfdc0_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/a5PnUL)
Field of Gold (https://flic.kr/p/a5PnUL) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 19, 2015, 09:22 AM
 :) :)More beauty Mark BJ, please keep them coming. Fell in love with the Blue Bells and The Path into the Trees. Thank You.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 20, 2015, 08:14 AM
Dannyx6  ;D

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7480/15791346191_3f0bb00b3a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q4qM4v)
Eastern Promise (https://flic.kr/p/q4qM4v) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 21, 2015, 09:15 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3723/10931642796_d8faed2901_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hDZwxW)
Blaze and Glory (https://flic.kr/p/hDZwxW) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 22, 2015, 12:40 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1060_zpssevgvges.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: herby on May 22, 2015, 02:28 AM
Hi Bill
           Bent photos. I love em     herby       
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on May 22, 2015, 09:40 AM
And there'll be a few of you who will recall Jones' Music Shop standing on more or less the same site all those years ago. Bought a Kay round hole electric-acoustic guitar from there in about 1965,
which served me well for a number of years.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 22, 2015, 11:20 AM
Take a bow Bill  :)

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7083/6912112068_26c17f8f6b_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bwNo71)
Take a Bow (https://flic.kr/p/bwNo71) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on May 22, 2015, 04:34 PM
One of your best Bill, brilliant.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 26, 2015, 07:55 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7213/13949605706_06d5776d65_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfFnMd)
Take a Pew (https://flic.kr/p/nfFnMd) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 27, 2015, 07:41 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7369/12911182773_95bb813031_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kEVbPx)
Feral Friend (https://flic.kr/p/kEVbPx) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on May 27, 2015, 10:53 AM
Love cats looks good for a feral  Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 28, 2015, 08:11 AM
Haha... it's well fed Fudge.

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7764/17514285223_8dbf42f1da_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sFFhNT)
Tranquillity (https://flic.kr/p/sFFhNT) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 29, 2015, 07:29 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3854/14377697706_7df640b5a1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nUvsBL)
Curious Colt (https://flic.kr/p/nUvsBL) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 30, 2015, 09:11 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3754/10893330554_85fc2dee3c_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hABaE3)
Lonely is the Tree (https://flic.kr/p/hABaE3) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on May 30, 2015, 06:57 PM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1064_zpsywf0zvlc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 31, 2015, 08:34 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8862/17947705359_15d008bb8e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tkYFvR)
Farewell, My Bluebell (https://flic.kr/p/tkYFvR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 01, 2015, 08:28 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7448/10277705753_f3c1cd07a1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gEcVRk)
Last Throes of Summer (https://flic.kr/p/gEcVRk) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 02, 2015, 07:53 AM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7605/16500922734_cc7dc60383_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r98xrQ)
Aqueduct Aglow (https://flic.kr/p/r98xrQ) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 03, 2015, 07:38 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5602/15836329775_68817452cd_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q8pk7x)
Calling It a Day (https://flic.kr/p/q8pk7x) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 03, 2015, 11:26 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1072_zpsj4elg5uz.jpg)


(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1066_zps11beb1dy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on June 03, 2015, 05:04 PM
thanks for all the picturesyou shutter bugs my wife and i realy enjoy them.. cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 04, 2015, 09:56 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1051-00/1087_zpswfvofhqx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on June 04, 2015, 10:25 AM
Like it glad to see you are back putting your photo's on Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 04, 2015, 05:19 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8064/8220819831_bdf3a0a189_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dwrRjX)
No Reins in Sight (https://flic.kr/p/dwrRjX) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Joyce_in_Canada on June 04, 2015, 07:57 PM
Great potos MarkBJ - just imagine all the hard labour that went into building that stone wall......and you certainly haven't lost your touch, Bill - absolutely brilliant as always!   Looks to me like an Encyclopedia!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 05, 2015, 07:42 AM
Hey, thanks Joyce.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1412/5152186393_0401e821f5_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8RhivT)
Forever Autumn (https://flic.kr/p/8RhivT) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 06, 2015, 10:54 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8204/8258191139_c7b8dce867_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dzKovR)
Serene (https://flic.kr/p/dzKovR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on June 07, 2015, 07:23 AM
 :)Lovely photographs MarkBJ, you obviously have a great talent for detail. I for one am glad that you are sharing with us.....just stunning.

 :) :) Bill, you wonderful man, fields of buttercups all the way to the Pike and looking straight into my sister in laws window. Pity she was not standing outside!!!! ;) I must tell her to get a look see......What is life without The Pike????? Thank you so much Bill, all your photographs are appreciated.
Danny
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 07, 2015, 10:48 AM
You're very kind Dannyx6. ...and Bill,  :)

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7214/7077020031_fd2fd680e9_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bMnzuK)
Give the Sun its Dew (https://flic.kr/p/bMnzuK) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 08, 2015, 07:49 AM
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Crime Scene (https://flic.kr/p/doC2bz) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 08, 2015, 09:42 PM
Great work Mark, much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 09, 2015, 08:31 AM
Thank you Kiwi  :)

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Light Stepping (https://flic.kr/p/qpb5uy) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 10, 2015, 12:10 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on June 10, 2015, 02:43 AM
I miss the long summer evenings, the closer you get to the equator the shorter the days are.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 10, 2015, 07:37 AM
Nice one Bill. Reminds me of the three legged dog walking into a saloon in the Old West... but, that's another story!

And, particularly for Kiwi...

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Darwen in the Distance (https://flic.kr/p/nYkCep) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 11, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Heliocentrism (https://flic.kr/p/9RnjpR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 12, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Fairy-Folks-Fingers (https://flic.kr/p/fgQ2tG) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 13, 2015, 09:00 AM
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Mandarin Medlock (https://flic.kr/p/9unm44) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 14, 2015, 09:23 AM
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Show Me Your Splendor (https://flic.kr/p/ujBrEo) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 15, 2015, 07:48 AM
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Sunset Silhouette (https://flic.kr/p/uj5ff2) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 16, 2015, 07:36 AM
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Goslings in a Gaggle (https://flic.kr/p/uyQ8qA) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 17, 2015, 01:33 AM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on June 17, 2015, 04:29 AM
Just absolutely beautiful Bill, Thank You so much for sharing.    Danny.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 19, 2015, 07:59 AM
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Sunrise Seduction (https://flic.kr/p/uySyL4) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on June 19, 2015, 11:42 AM
Someone must spend a lot of time hanging around to get the perfect moment.
I think, (know), Bill has been been known to photoshop a LITTLE!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2015, 11:54 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 27, 2015, 01:22 PM
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Sun Setting Over Oldham (https://flic.kr/p/uYecLD) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on June 30, 2015, 09:51 PM
Delightful Mark! Looking forward to another at the equinox and another at mid winter.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on June 30, 2015, 10:06 PM
Thanks Ashtonian54, your wish is my command...

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Equinox (https://flic.kr/p/gdzdtA) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 15, 2015, 11:18 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on July 16, 2015, 07:57 AM
Lovely photo but we have not had many of them days this year Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on July 16, 2015, 12:51 PM
Harsher penalties for Ashton CD thieves....


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on July 16, 2015, 08:52 PM
Ha ha Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Dannyx6 on July 18, 2015, 05:21 AM
HI   Bill  always a joyful feeling and brightness to the day when you post. Leaves a smile on one's face. Thank you.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on September 08, 2015, 10:38 AM
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Birds of a Feather (https://flic.kr/p/y2dQmP) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on September 14, 2015, 11:42 AM
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Small Tortoiseshell on Lavender (https://flic.kr/p/xDrjoB) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 05, 2015, 11:38 AM
Autumn arrives...

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Wild Swans at Crime (https://flic.kr/p/yVtJdA) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on October 05, 2015, 02:02 PM
Nice photos Mark. I photographed a Peacock and Red Admiral butterflys in my garden last year but seen hardly any this year which surprises me as the summer wasn't too bad (in my opinion). There will be lots of photographic oppertunities around the Crime Lake, canals and Medlock at this time of year. I took several photos of the area  in the 1970s, both summer and winter, shall have to dig them out sometime.
I drove past Crime Lake and through Daisy Nook last week on my way to a funeral at Dukinfield and could hardly see a thing because of the tree growth compared to my last visits in the late 1970s. Trees are all very nice but they should not be allowed to obscure pleasant views (IMO). Same thing has happened in Diggle where I used to live. From the canal bank you will be hard put to see the hills for a curtain of leaves (or it was when I was last there).

Now.. what was I saying? ....  oh yes, good piccies - keep it up.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 05, 2015, 03:30 PM
Thanks SoN.  Look forward to seeing your pictures from the 1970's.  Sorry your Daisy Nook visit was under such circumstances.  I know what you mean about views being obscured.  Still, there's beauty all around us if you look for it.  Most people keep there eyes at a certain level.  I did the same until someone suggested looking up.  This is one example:

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Forests are the Flags (https://flic.kr/p/i2TRjk) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on October 05, 2015, 10:20 PM
More lovely Photo's but on Butter Flies saw lots of Red Admirals last year and the White ones were like swarms near me but only seen a handful this year Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 08, 2015, 02:47 PM
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Phantom of the Lake (https://flic.kr/p/yyZgsf) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 09, 2015, 02:58 PM
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Divine (https://flic.kr/p/zxpvDQ) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on October 09, 2015, 09:43 PM
Lovely so graceful Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 15, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Camouflage (https://flic.kr/p/8TKysC) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 22, 2015, 10:04 AM
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First Catch of the Day (https://flic.kr/p/zKS5oB) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 28, 2015, 06:39 PM
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Go Slow to Go Fast (https://flic.kr/p/z6hCMq) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on October 29, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Night Falls over the Nook (https://flic.kr/p/dyTz38) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 06, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Crossroads (https://flic.kr/p/iZmuYD) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on November 06, 2015, 02:17 PM
Mark – your photos have prompted me to raid the dark recesses of my own photo collection and I have found a couple taken from similar places to your last two scenes. They are not meant to be ‘artistic’ but simply reminders of that particular day. I used to love walking round the Boodle and canal after school when there was not another soul about.

I took this one from the Boodle path looking towards Daisy Nook in the winter of 1966 just as dusk was beginning to fall. That path always seemed to be muddy!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Boodle_zpszqsg4wiq.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Boodle_zpszqsg4wiq.jpg.html)

You will know where this one is as I think it corresponds to your last scene. Taken in the winter of 1975.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Canal_zps4th5rqkl.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Canal_zps4th5rqkl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 06, 2015, 02:43 PM
I think they're very artistic SoN... superb colours and light.  They also bring back great memories for me.  I lived in Newton Heath in the 60's and a long walk or drive to Daisy Nook was always a treat.  If you have more please do post them here.  Mark.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 09, 2015, 04:56 PM
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Misty Blue (https://flic.kr/p/ALMPCG) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 11, 2015, 08:51 AM
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Ships That Pass (https://flic.kr/p/AT3BxU) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 13, 2015, 09:02 AM
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Candescence (https://flic.kr/p/AHki5W) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 16, 2015, 08:37 AM
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Spectacular Sky (https://flic.kr/p/B2114x) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 19, 2015, 09:10 AM
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Angels of Light (https://flic.kr/p/B5f4SJ) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 20, 2015, 09:50 AM
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One Man and His Dog (https://flic.kr/p/AKJ9L9) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 24, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Beauty Lights the Fading Year (https://flic.kr/p/B6cdqF) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on November 25, 2015, 11:23 PM
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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bardsleycrow on November 26, 2015, 08:52 AM
Well done don't see many pics from the other side.
regards Kevin
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on November 26, 2015, 09:49 AM
Mark Martin and Bill keep them comin you all have different approaches Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 27, 2015, 12:22 PM
Thanks Fudge.

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Railing Into the Rally (https://flic.kr/p/ujV31W) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on November 29, 2015, 12:45 PM
Mark - here are another two of my photos from long ago: the first is looking towards the canal aqueduct in your post 82 and was taken in October 1966 from the wooden footbridge that spanned the canal at this point (presumably it is no longer there).

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Ashton_Hollinwood-Canal_196_zpsdwt4a2ni.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Ashton_Hollinwood-Canal_196_zpsdwt4a2ni.jpg.html)

This second view recalls a very pleasant morning in October 1965; I remember taking some books down to the side of the River Medlock with the intention of revising for an exam but it was so peaceful and warm that I just lay down and sunbathed while listening to the skylarks. The scene is looking back towards Riversvale.   Aahh …. memories.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/flowers_zpsmegfhkcm.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/flowers_zpsmegfhkcm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 30, 2015, 10:47 AM
Those are superb SoN... they show just how much the area has matured over the last 50 years.   

Here's one of my own winter scene's from the same place and, as you suggest, the old iron / wooden bridge is long gone, I'm afraid:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5285/5274508589_946b641f73_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/936eDg)
Over The Top (https://flic.kr/p/936eDg) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on November 30, 2015, 11:56 AM
It certainly has changed from when I last visited there. When the canal was in situ at this spot, although it was clogged with reeds, there used to be masses of frog spawn. I wonder what the poor old frogs do now! That is a nice shot Mark and as the comment on your Flickr account says, very tranquil. That’s what I liked about this area in years past. I could walk here from my home in about 15-20 minutes and get away from all the hassle. Does the ‘country park’ get busy these days?

Incidentally the photo of the Medlock and flowers was taken in 3D, as were several of my photos round the Medlock in the 1960s, so if you happen to have one of those cardboard viewers with the red and green lenses, I could post an anaglyph photo so you could see it in 3D. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 30, 2015, 02:14 PM
I jog through the 'Park' most weeks and it seems to be getting more and more popular.  Would be great to see the 3D shot.  I haven't got the glasses but would get some.  If you don't know it, I'm sure you'll enjoy this site: http://www.hollinwoodcanal.co.uk/canal/index.htm
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on December 01, 2015, 11:15 AM
A winter scene at Valley Bridge, Riversvale in 1979. Although I shot this in black and white, I think it would look just the same with colour film.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Ashton_Riversvale_1979-wint_zpsqie6u54h.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Ashton_Riversvale_1979-wint_zpsqie6u54h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 01, 2015, 02:21 PM
Great shot SoN.  The road is now littered with large blocks of stonework - taken, I guess, from the ruins of the Hall. 

This picture is taken from about the same place but looking up Riversvale Drive:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/10783093296_3811dc68ac_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hqSaXE)
Path to a Solitairy Seat (https://flic.kr/p/hqSaXE) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 03, 2015, 10:26 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/586/22439027938_288cf9931e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AbRTf3)
Catch a Rising Star (https://flic.kr/p/AbRTf3) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on December 09, 2015, 12:14 PM
hi great pictures i like the ones how it look years ago and how it looks now keep them comming  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 11, 2015, 02:23 PM
Thanks so much Greeny.

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House of the Rising Sun (https://flic.kr/p/pEfn1S) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 15, 2015, 09:46 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6531245509_3af2ccf903_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aX9kKc)
Winter Medlock (https://flic.kr/p/aX9kKc) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on December 15, 2015, 03:12 PM
More very atmospheric photos, Mark. Your pictures illustrate very well the photographic potential in this relatively small area if one is prepared to search out locations and best light conditions. Your ‘Winter Medlock’ photo is much enhanced by the colour in the sky background.
I have been tempted to raid my own archive again and found the winter scene below. I took it from the Boodle path looking down on the Medlock just as it bends to go under Waterhouses Aqueduct sometime in the late 1960s. It’s not much to look at scenically but for me it evokes a memory of a walk on a bitterly cold day. There was a slight haze over the river and the sky was threatening more snow. It seemed like I had the entire valley to myself. Wonderful – wish I could do it again!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Boodle-walk_zpsab9xvxdd.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Boodle-walk_zpsab9xvxdd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 16, 2015, 09:26 AM
I know the spot very well.  Thanks for posting SoN... and, I like the scene - looks great to me.

Here's the Aqueduct from the other side during the Winter of 2010:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5084/5231520121_22c8deeded_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8YhUEM)
Aqueduct Icicle (https://flic.kr/p/8YhUEM) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on December 17, 2015, 04:54 PM
This is one of my photos of the aqueduct taken in the late 1960s. I took it originally in 3D, mainly because I thought the tree would provide an interesting feature.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Aquaduct_zps6oy9gmla.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Aquaduct_zps6oy9gmla.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 21, 2015, 01:38 PM
Great shot SoN... please keep them coming.  You can see Boodle Wood through the arch.

He's another view of the wood from the tow path of Fairbottom:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8423349907_169e628d46_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dQkSsP)
Valley Farm (https://flic.kr/p/dQkSsP) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on December 21, 2015, 04:08 PM
Brrrr ....  that scene looks as chilly as my photo of the river in winter.

I wonder how many people today remember cows grazing by the Medlock – not many I should think but cows did and here is the proof. No doubt they came from Valley Farm. This shot dates from October 1965.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Cows-by-Medlock_zpstasrdiwm.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Cows-by-Medlock_zpstasrdiwm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 22, 2015, 10:08 AM
I vaguely remember cows in Daisy Nook but have never seen a picture - great capture!

These aren't as rare but they move slightly quicker.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/13923882322_2994bce25a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpx7A)
Bright-Eyed (https://flic.kr/p/ndpx7A) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bardsleycrow on January 01, 2016, 08:24 AM
I've seen cows grazing by the Medlock.In the mid forties they belonged to Harry Andrews of Valley Farm.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on January 01, 2016, 11:51 AM
Hi Bardsleycrow - I had always imagined they had escaped from the farm that day and it was a 'one off' kind of thing but from what you say it could have been a regular occurrence with the farmer's blessing. " The grass is always greener ....."
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 03, 2016, 04:39 PM
Happy New Year.  Couldn't resist...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6777078107_bddc0e0e2b_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bjSidg)
Grass is Always Greener (https://flic.kr/p/bjSidg) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 04, 2016, 01:45 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5802/23414360104_db5ea1e082_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BF3HvS)
Sammy’s Shy Swan (https://flic.kr/p/BF3HvS) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on January 06, 2016, 10:57 AM
I was taking a stroll past Tree House Farm close by the Boodle some time in the 1970s when I glanced in a field and saw this sight. When I look at myself in the mirror each morning and then I see this photo I don’t feel so bad.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Donkey_zpszsls8tnm.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Donkey_zpszsls8tnm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 06, 2016, 04:45 PM
That's a cracker!  Here's one from just a little way along the path:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7344224018_136fafb248_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/cbZ4W3)
Gazing and Grazing (https://flic.kr/p/cbZ4W3) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on January 07, 2016, 09:39 AM
Another round of lovely photo's Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on January 07, 2016, 11:07 AM
Thanks Fudge - the occasional photos I took way back then were purely for record purposes of a special area for me and it's good to see Mark continuing with a more artistic approach than I did.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 07, 2016, 11:44 AM
Thanks from me as well Fudge. 

Thanks SoN... but, got to say, I'm really enjoying your photographs.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1571/24082726925_9e10688f7a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CG7gFK)
Winter Solstice (https://flic.kr/p/CG7gFK) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 08, 2016, 02:27 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/13409043475_ff72d62d95_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mqURsK)
Other Side of the Fence (https://flic.kr/p/mqURsK) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 08, 2016, 07:37 PM
Yes they are lovely!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Meg on January 09, 2016, 10:03 AM
I spent or mispent much of my youth around the Boodle, riversvale and Daisy nook. It was an extended adventure playground in the 50s and 60s. These photos have brought back lots of lovely memories. Thanks for sharing, guys!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on January 10, 2016, 11:48 AM
Another dusting off of my photo albums has revealed this vista taken from the Boodle path looking towards Crime Lake in the summer of 1966. Almost 50 years ago??  No no I don’t believe it! I must have taken this when I was in nappies.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Medlock_zpsl9it3gz9.png) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Medlock_zpsl9it3gz9.png.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 11, 2016, 05:27 PM
Thanks Meg and Ashtonian54.   You don't get many opportunities to see that view today SoN.  This is the top path a few winter's ago:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5285/5231798343_ae732467cd_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8YjknH)
Overlapping Seasons (https://flic.kr/p/8YjknH) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 13, 2016, 09:53 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/5416494792_427b3ea5ed_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9fCXcf)
Hierarchy (https://flic.kr/p/9fCXcf) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 15, 2016, 11:14 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5794/23474961354_2ea4b3d954_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BLpja1)
Grace and Beauty (https://flic.kr/p/BLpja1) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 19, 2016, 11:07 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/403/18592394668_f46e97b134_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ujWTbL)
Contemplating the Day (https://flic.kr/p/ujWTbL) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 22, 2016, 04:37 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5094/5462314368_8c7e354576_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9jFMKW)
Eighteen Fifty Nine (https://flic.kr/p/9jFMKW) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: greeny on January 23, 2016, 03:34 PM
hi mark i like the snow pictures do you know something we dont know . is there snowon the way ???? :D
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 25, 2016, 11:05 AM
Hi Greeny, Looks like more rain on the way to me... but, we're not out of the woods yet!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5294/5431017769_cc3c176dbc_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9gVonp)
Enchantment (https://flic.kr/p/9gVonp) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 27, 2016, 11:10 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/6931441764_5d43e3b6da_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/byvs9C)
Circumbinary World (https://flic.kr/p/byvs9C) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 01, 2016, 10:38 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1588/24737497985_af0cfd67a1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DFY9iX)
Short Days, Long Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/DFY9iX) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on February 01, 2016, 11:10 PM
It's been over 30 in the shade all week, so thanks for reminding me what real cold looks like  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: PJackson on February 04, 2016, 07:29 PM
Sorry, but that's not real cold.
Once when I was in the US it dropped to -28C - that's real cold.
It has barely been below 0 here.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on February 04, 2016, 08:07 PM
Sorry, but that's not real cold.
Once when I was in the US it dropped to -28C - that's real cold.
It has barely been below 0 here.
That's +30C which is really pleasant  ;) , I remember being on exercise when temperatures got down to a freakish -27C back in October 1977 over in (then) West Germany, the Quartermaster had to issue the rum ration, it was a dry cold and nothing like the bone chilling damp that lingers round the Pennines and the East Coast  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on March 14, 2016, 05:12 PM
Here comes Spring:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2938/13830428155_1b025033b3_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n59yrR)
Phototropism (https://flic.kr/p/n59yrR) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on March 23, 2016, 09:54 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/25048136929_a427a901d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EaqfrP)
Shadows Hold Their Breath (https://flic.kr/p/EaqfrP) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on March 23, 2016, 02:58 PM
That's got to be a sunrise in Hawaii no? I like panoramic views. It used to be possible to buy dedicated panoramic cameras in the 1960s - one was called the Widelux. I think these days one can take two views side by side and stitch them together in  a graphics programme. I really should try that sometime with a suitable subject.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on March 23, 2016, 04:11 PM
Haha SoN... the views from the edge of Crime Lake can be truly stunning at times. 

I don't do enough panoramic shots - you're quite right, they can produce superb results under the correct conditions. 

Here's a spring scene from practically the same spot.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7244/7309046014_9b1e005389_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c8SLJJ)
Undergrowth (https://flic.kr/p/c8SLJJ) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on March 30, 2016, 09:40 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8563837859_d66103e6c7_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e3KUCT)
Sun Behind the Wheel (https://flic.kr/p/e3KUCT) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2016, 08:49 PM
Great shot  ;) It illustrates why you should drive on dipped headlights during "sun strike" conditions, it's almost impossible to see a car coming your way if there's a flippin star right behind it  :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on April 01, 2016, 11:08 AM
Is that car on the wrong side of the road or was it taken abroad?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 04, 2016, 07:51 AM
Ahh, I see what you mean.  The photograph was taken on Cutler Hill Road, looking towards the bridge over the M60 and Daisy Nook.  I'm stood on the pavement and the double yellow lines are by the kerb.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on April 04, 2016, 10:15 AM
Ahh yes I see – an optical delusion.

Another raid on my dodgy photo archive reveals two taken when strolling along the Fairbottom Branch canal in the 1960s which may be of interest. Both were taken somewhere between Sammy’s Basin and Bardsley. The first is a view from the towpath of some contented-looking horses on a pleasant day. The colour is a bit iffy as I took it on a cheap camera with Perutz film stock.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/horses-canal_zpsnyas1u9a.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/horses-canal_zpsnyas1u9a.jpg.html)

I don’t know if this wreck is the remains of an original working barge or of a pleasure boat that once plied its trade on the canal around 1900. I took this photo in 1968 when the water level was exceptionally low. To the left is a walled bank indicating the loading stage for coal once brought by tramway from the local colliery.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Fairbottom-Canal_1968-08-30_zpsjz3z5arj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Fairbottom-Canal_1968-08-30_zpsjz3z5arj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 04, 2016, 02:12 PM
Great shots!  I suspect the trees on the far right of picture 2 are the same trees to the left of the horses in picture 1.

This is a shot of my daughter and her horse just further along Fairbottom - I'm lower down on the path that leads to the Medlock. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/4914006081_fa93ca1225_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8ueyNM)
Contemplation (https://flic.kr/p/8ueyNM) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on April 06, 2016, 12:35 PM
You have a good eye for a photo opportunity Mark. When I look at your picture I'm strangely reminded of the Lone Ranger - can't think why.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on April 12, 2016, 10:31 AM
As you'll see 'kemo sabe', I had a similar thought with this 'shot'...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/12178343305_6755a9509a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jyacbi)
Hi-Yo, Silver! (https://flic.kr/p/jyacbi) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Bill on April 26, 2016, 10:15 AM
(http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/12_december/1151-00/1155_zpsojxzshvv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Fudge on April 26, 2016, 10:46 AM
Nice to see you back with one of your photo's Fudge
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on April 26, 2016, 03:31 PM
On my last visit I tried a short cut through Dobbins field.Big mistake! I had to retreat after too long trying to eye contact the nag.I just felt intimidated,it is all said and done his/her field.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on May 01, 2016, 12:03 AM
I don’t know if this wreck is the remains of an original working barge or of a pleasure boat that once plied its trade on the canal around 1900. I took this photo in 1968 when the water level was exceptionally low. To the left is a walled bank indicating the loading stage for coal once brought by tramway from the local colliery.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Fairbottom-Canal_1968-08-30_zpsjz3z5arj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Fairbottom-Canal_1968-08-30_zpsjz3z5arj.jpg.html)

The boat was a working boat, S-O-N.Your photo must have been taken late sixties as the photo below, taken by Peter Caunt, was taken in the early sixties and shows the chute structure still intact on the coal loading staithe, although the rails of the tramway have been removed.

(http://hollinwoodcanal.co.uk/images/hol980.jpg)

This photo is looking the other way, from the loading staithe, towards the old pumping station.

(http://hollinwoodcanal.co.uk/images/hol983.jpg)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 01, 2016, 02:28 PM
Wow - thanks for putting the pictures up Martin (and to the photographer) - I find them really interesting and am generally fascinated by the history of this area. Strangely I passed this scene many times from being a small boy onwards but have no memory of the chute being intact yet I remember the buildings. I recall being lifted up by my father and looking through a glass-less window in the building by the towpath and seeing a coat still hanging up on the wall. I wondered why the owner had not taken it with them!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 01, 2016, 03:15 PM

A few more scenes from this area in the recent past. Two views of the remains of the lock above Waterhouses Aqueduct in 1974. The first one shows a date stone of 1891 (on the left edge just below halfway down).

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Hollinwood-Canal_lock-1_zpshlifelrp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Hollinwood-Canal_lock-1_zpshlifelrp.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Hollinwood-Canal_lock-2_zpsppzpf1f2.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Hollinwood-Canal_lock-2_zpsppzpf1f2.jpg.html)

Young fishermen by the lock looking for tiddlers in a stretch of the canal not choked with reeds in 1966.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/med_38_zpsphkpn7oe.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/med_38_zpsphkpn7oe.jpg.html)





Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 16, 2016, 02:43 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/26418958564_d2708d6193_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gfy4XA)
Attention (https://flic.kr/p/Gfy4XA) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 27, 2016, 11:32 AM
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7175/26419278804_9174fc30e3_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GfzH9Y)
Soothe My Spirit (https://flic.kr/p/GfzH9Y) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 28, 2016, 10:25 AM
Nice photos Mark - there's a robin that comes into my garden sometimes and I'd like to get a photo of it (like perched on a spade handle!) - but I haven't got a telephoto lens because I don't think I'd use it often enough. Still, I can do macro and here is a photo I took of a Red Admiral on my blackcurrant leaves.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m74/thedodger/Red-Admiral---August-2014-_zpsxozduyuw.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/thedodger/media/Red-Admiral---August-2014-_zpsxozduyuw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on May 28, 2016, 11:15 PM
Terrific shot SoN.  Just acquired a 70-300 lens... another example:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7323/26762237790_210878b530_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GLTsUW)
Eurasian Blue Tit (https://flic.kr/p/GLTsUW) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on May 29, 2016, 09:49 AM
I imagine Blue Tits are difficult to photograph as they don't seem to keep still. You probably anticipated its movements well and were quick on the shutter. It was well worth the effort.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 19, 2016, 12:26 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7078/27349805704_5373fdc502_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HENUod)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (https://flic.kr/p/HENUod) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 22, 2016, 02:48 PM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8602/28570221050_dee279b723_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KwDRm7)
Robin's Retreat (https://flic.kr/p/KwDRm7) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on August 22, 2016, 07:29 PM
Lovely pictures Mark. Did you take them round the Nook or have you got a hide in your back garden?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 23, 2016, 10:38 PM
Hi SoN, All (so far) captured in Daisy Nook.  Here's another taken in almost the same place as the Robin...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8552/28744301160_cd8426a13e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KN34ij)
Doppelgänger (https://flic.kr/p/KN34ij) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 27, 2016, 05:17 PM
Recent additions to the Park...

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8349/28997306406_af0215fd39_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LboLWJ)
Strange But Two (https://flic.kr/p/LboLWJ) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on August 28, 2016, 01:12 PM
You captured the moment well Mark.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 29, 2016, 09:13 AM
Thanks, as always, SoN. 

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8388/29208381611_00b113aacc_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lv3Afp)
Grey Heron (https://flic.kr/p/Lv3Afp) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on August 30, 2016, 12:12 PM
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8365/29287040845_f990a6cb10_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LBZJU6)
Serenity (https://flic.kr/p/LBZJU6) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on September 02, 2016, 06:24 PM
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8718/28749702172_b8b5a1897c_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KNvJQd)
Righteous (https://flic.kr/p/KNvJQd) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on September 04, 2016, 04:41 AM
Nice, don't see a lot of white swans in NZ, mostly mucky ducks  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Albert on September 04, 2016, 10:18 AM
Nice, don't see a lot of white swans in NZ, mostly mucky ducks  ;)
Hi Kiwi they will be from Mucky Duky
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on September 08, 2016, 12:33 PM
Daisy Nook Duck...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8096/29505060776_0411830662_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LXg9Cq)
Mallard Duckling (https://flic.kr/p/LXg9Cq) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Parbuster on October 11, 2016, 06:59 PM
I remember the ducks in Akaroa.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 05, 2016, 08:12 PM
Would. Some kind person  take a couple of pictures of  nov. 5th  treacle toffee. Bonfires  Parkin. Oh  boy those. We're. The. Days. Cheers. Kenneth'o
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on November 11, 2016, 10:03 PM
Looks like you didn't get the pictures you were after, Kenneth. The fact is that Bonfire Night is now no longer celebrated the way that it might have been when you were a lad (you will remember all of those bonfires, more or less at the end of every terraced street). Some years back, there was a big clampdown on privately organised bonfires (which were seen as potentially quite lethal). We were encouraged to think more of attending communal bonfires, where perhaps a hundred or more folk might turn up. There was invariably a firework display rather than everybody "doing their own thing". Local authorities would put money into these events but, in recent years, local authorities are now thinking more of saving money rather than spending it so the "town" bonfires seem to have died a death.The rules on buying and selling fireworks now seem to have tightened up to the extent that fewer fireworks seem to be around (although there are some massive imported jobs which don't sound much different than a terrorist attack). All in all, things have changed and most youngsters barely seem to know what Bonfire Night is all about - a bit of our history ready to disappear.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 11, 2016, 11:57 PM
thanks too shy  yes  things have changed  i can see why it would be quite leathal  with what would be available these days too bad it used to be a fun time in the old days but time  marches on without the treacle  toffee parkin  and guy  fawks.. cheers   kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on November 13, 2016, 05:15 PM
.... and spuds baked in the fire. I've not seen kids doing 'Penny for the Guy' for years now'.

Where I live, the Rugby Club puts in a firework display every year for paying spectators and I get a grandstand view from the upstairs window. But this year they had to stop prematurely because of the rain which was persisting down.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on November 13, 2016, 11:34 PM
"Spuds baked in the fire", that was always one of the highlights of a traditional bonfire. Sadly, now, SON, most, if not all of those Bonfire Night traditions have disappeared almost entirely. No more youngsters stood on street corners asking for "A penny for the Guy", no more knocking on doors and singing,"Gunpowder Plot will never be forgot, while Old England stands on a rock. Up a ladder down a hole, please to give us a cob o'coal or ha'penny. If you haven't got a ha'penny a penny will do, if you haven't got a penny, God bless you." Then there was the bonfire itself, we collected wood for weeks and weeks before Bonfire Night and scoured for it up every back alley in Dukinfield. We dashed home from school every night to guard our pile which grew and grew as each week went buy. We invariably built a "den" underneath it all (this would have been considered a deathtrap by today's health and safety rules and regulations). Our favourite activity was called "ramping", where we left one or two behind to guard the ever-growing pile of wood and set off throughout the town to try to steal wood from anyone else's unguarded piles. We were cheeky little monkeys but loved every minute of it. Bonfire Night was certainly one of the highlights of the year - everyone on the street came out and the mums kept up a constant supply of parkin, treacle toffee and, to round it off, those marvellous baked potatos in the fire - "burnt to a cinder."
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on November 14, 2016, 03:14 AM
Oh yes the good old days my mouth is watering thinking of the treacle toffee Parkin  hot spuds  yum.  Yum. Cheers. Kenneth'o
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on November 15, 2016, 04:06 PM
"ramping" "ramps"
I had to search the grey matter but it came eventually.
I must do a little research
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on November 15, 2016, 05:25 PM
Results for: ramping

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No words were found matching your search
?????????? anyone!!!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on November 16, 2016, 11:58 AM
Results for: ramping

No dialects were found matching your search

No words were found matching your search
?????????? anyone!!!

The best I can come up with, Jaywit, is

v. to ramp

1. to rush around or act in a threatening or violent manner

2. to assume a threatening stance, as in rearing up on hind legs

3. Heraldry - to stand in the rampant position

Origins - Middle English "rampen" and/or Old French "ramper", to rear, rise up

This suggests that we were running wild and causing mayhem which just wasn't the case. We operated secretively and with some caution. First we would spy on the opposition, then, when the coast was clear we were in and stealing the wood we wanted before making an extremely quick exit - sometimes even under the cover of darkness.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 21, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Boy Wonder (https://flic.kr/p/AMtWzo) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on November 21, 2016, 02:05 PM
Definitely calendar material, Mark.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 22, 2016, 10:59 AM
Thanks SoN...

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It's Down To You (https://flic.kr/p/NaVSVE) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on November 30, 2016, 11:46 PM
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Early Bird Dinner (https://flic.kr/p/NpzT3o) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 01, 2016, 12:20 PM
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Wild Blue Yonder (https://flic.kr/p/NfWmdu) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on December 01, 2016, 08:28 PM
Simply amazing !!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 01, 2016, 08:49 PM
That's. A. Beauty. Mark cheers
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 02, 2016, 01:21 PM
Thanks so much Kennetho and Kiwi.

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Towpath to Themselves (https://flic.kr/p/PdbnvT) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 09, 2016, 02:54 PM
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Waterhouses Junction (https://flic.kr/p/MPWgJw) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 09, 2016, 06:19 PM
its great looking at you pics  mark  its snowing like hell here which is normal this time of the year in  wasaga  beach  ontario  cheers keep them  rolling  kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 10, 2016, 01:03 PM
Thanks again Kennetho.  There's beauty to be found in every season.  Here's a fledgling blue tit captured in Spring this year...

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Majestic (https://flic.kr/p/Mg9ehC) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 14, 2016, 12:36 PM
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Marooned (https://flic.kr/p/Q6eSS7) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Martin on December 15, 2016, 12:06 AM
Stunning, Mark!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 15, 2016, 11:42 AM
Thank you Martin!

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Busy Day Nearly Done (https://flic.kr/p/NSeb7o) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on December 15, 2016, 12:31 PM
One of the many things,(cuckoo,sky line,bluebell woods,cutting holly from the local trees in Holden Clough) missed by choosing to take the big bird to fly over the big pond.
The North American Robin compared to the pictured one is a Caterpillar(as in earth mover)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 17, 2016, 03:06 PM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5615/29800687070_ec4b923bc8_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mpoj2u)
Wonderful You Came By (https://flic.kr/p/Mpoj2u) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 17, 2016, 03:24 PM
its  amazing what  you  do  with  a  brownie  cheers  kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 17, 2016, 03:41 PM
Thanks Kennetho... I have to admit it's a No. 2 Brownie!
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on December 17, 2016, 08:44 PM
Well. Well. No. Wonder h a. Ha.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 18, 2016, 11:20 PM
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5281/29860189740_f63b88a4dc_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MuDh6A)
Light Stalking (https://flic.kr/p/MuDh6A) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 20, 2016, 11:39 AM
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5702/31286480846_978a245b7a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PEFoKy)
All You Can Eat (https://flic.kr/p/PEFoKy) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Son of Nomad on December 20, 2016, 01:31 PM
You're making very good use of your telephoto lens Mark. I keep promising myself a drive over to the Nook but not got around to it yet - perhaps next year. The thing that really puts me off coming over is negotiating the junction of the M61 and M60. I always seem to hit standing traffic these days and I get very frustrated by it- not like years ago when I had a clear run.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 23, 2016, 10:14 AM
Thanks SoN.  You'll have to make it over here... there's so much to see. 

Here's another shot that makes use of the 70-300 lens:

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Tree to Tree (https://flic.kr/p/MYZTX8) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 27, 2016, 03:25 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5482/30637284945_e24dcd8182_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NFj6qM)
Vapour Trails (https://flic.kr/p/NFj6qM) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on December 30, 2016, 05:32 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5345/31282562265_c74c9a3da1_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PEkiTP)
Top Path, Tree Tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/PEkiTP) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on January 01, 2017, 12:24 PM
Happy New Year everyone.

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Stand and Deliver (https://flic.kr/p/Pu2dnd) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2017, 03:08 AM
Taken with a crappy iPhone 4s backlit with an LED head torch in a very very cold Scout Tunnel just 2 weeks ago, I'm so glad to be sweltering in 37 degree heat back in Kiwi-land  ;)


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Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: jaywit on January 12, 2017, 03:34 PM
Kiwi Esq.  FRPS! if not ,could be,should be.
And such resourcefulness should not be discounted.
I look forward to a general feeling of the present background atmosphere as seen from a new vantage point.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Too shy on January 13, 2017, 05:44 PM
Did you walk the whole length of the tunnel, Kiwi? Last time I went down there it looked quite murky and, without a torch, I decided it wasn't worth taking the risk.
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Kiwi on January 13, 2017, 08:57 PM
Yep, several times with and without torch but would recommend the use of a torch if only for spotting the ice patches underfoot  ;)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 11, 2017, 12:03 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3782/32422336670_1534b28643_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rp3X7E)
Caught in the Crime (https://flic.kr/p/Rp3X7E) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 11, 2017, 06:41 PM
oh  velly  good  mark cheers kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 15, 2017, 10:46 AM
Thanks Kennetho!

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Bob Bobbin' Along (https://flic.kr/p/RWcxXF) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 15, 2017, 02:07 PM
oh  we  all keep  bob  bobbin along  but we dont branch  out as much as  we used  to   cheers  and thanks  for your  pics  kennetho
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 15, 2017, 02:56 PM
Thanks again Kennetho. 

You've clearly twigged this early on and got to the root of the problem. 

Some bark up the wrong tree... but, like you, I've turned over a new leaf.

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My Work Here is Done (https://flic.kr/p/RhB2o3) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 15, 2017, 03:48 PM
i  will  leaf  it at  that  cheers
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 15, 2017, 06:00 PM
Just logged in and saw what yew did there. 

Finding more tree puns has got me tied in a knot... I'm stumped to be honest.

We better spruce up our ideas or we'll not be poplar!

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Path to Enlightenment (https://flic.kr/p/QTpEti) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 15, 2017, 06:10 PM
oh  thats the  right  path
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 16, 2017, 12:50 PM
Don't get me started down that road!

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Cool Running (https://flic.kr/p/QXWWZT) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 16, 2017, 03:05 PM
all the  best  now  take  a  rest,,cheers
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 16, 2017, 06:09 PM
Are you suggesting it's time to rhyme?
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 16, 2017, 06:19 PM
i think  thats  fineat any  time
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 16, 2017, 06:50 PM
Puns can be fun, rhymes are punishment :)
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: KENNETHO on February 17, 2017, 05:16 AM
well it rymes  with  crime
Title: Re: Ashton Pictures
Post by: Mark BJ on February 17, 2017, 09:36 AM
The pun's a rhyme and the rhyme's a pun ;)

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Crime and Punishment (https://flic.kr/p/9xbv4J) by Mark BJ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbj1957/), on Flickr