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Talking about Ashton / Re: New building names
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:55 PM »
Daniel Adamson inspecting the progress of work on the Ship Canal...


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Talking about Ashton / Re: New building names
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Daniel Adamson with family...


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Adding to this discussion somewhat belatedly, I have just been reading that William Shaw, of Bardsley Brewery, was living at Riversvale Hall between 1847 and 1868.

Riversvale Hall was around half a mile from the brewery.

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Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:49 PM »
The problem was reported to me and I have reported it to the web host who seems to have resolved the issue.

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Round and About / Re: DISTRICTS IN ASHTON
« on: January 30, 2017, 01:16 AM »
Taunton, Crowhill, Waterloo, Limehurst, Smallshaw, Cockbrook, Currier Slacks, Oversteads, Heys, Botany, Bengal, Hillgate, Hurst Brook, Hurst Knoll, Carrs, Hurst, Higher Hurst, Hurst Nook, Greenhurst, Hazelhurst, Holebottom, Oakfold, Lordsfield, Leesfield, Cowhill, Boston, Charlestown, Moss Side, Richmond Hill, Ryecroft, West End, Guide Bridge.

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Round and About / Re: DISTRICTS IN ASHTON
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:26 AM »
That area was called 'Penny Meadow' long before that part of Katherine Street was re-named 'Penny Meadow'.

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Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:06 AM »
Stunning, Mark!

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Ask a question.... / Re: Christmas Starter
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:53 AM »
"Popular" may be an overstatement!

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Memory Lane / Re: Ashton Ginger Beers & Other Stoneware
« on: November 02, 2016, 01:55 AM »
Hello Butty. Message sent to you.

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Royal Mail is proposing to close Ashton's sorting office. The most noticeable effect this will have for most people is that they would in future need to go to Oldham's sorting office to pick up parcels or other items that could not be delivered.

Local MPs Jonathan Reynolds and Angela Rayner have set up a petition against this proposal.

If you may be affected by this, please feel free to sign.

http://www.jonathanreynolds.org.uk/keep_ashton_sorting_office_open

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General Discussion / Re: In, Out, Shake It All About?
« on: June 25, 2016, 08:42 PM »
Yes, a wonderful day. In just one morning the equivalent of around 20 years of our payments to the EU was wiped off the economy - and that means things like pension funds, ISAs, etc taking a massive hit.
Nigel Farage has now admitted that the idea that £350 million a week could go to the NHS rather than the EU was "a mistake" and MEP Daniel Hannan has back-pedalled on the idea that leaving the EU would bring immigration down.
I wonder which side was telling lies? Both, probably. But, now that Leave has won, they realise they can't fulfil the untrue things they'd promised.
Search engine companies have reported that one of the most popular searches in the UK on the day after the referendum was "What is the EU?" Even the Daily Mail has stunned its readers by telling them the consequences of the Leave vote include more expensive holidays and petrol.

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Round and About / The Flying Scotsman
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:05 PM »
The Flying Scotsman has passed through Ashton twice in the last seven days. Both times it went along the line through the site of Park Parade Station and through Guide Bridge, before turning off to Denton and Stockport. This meant that it did not come through Charlestown Station.

I managed to snap it as it passed through Mossley. Sadly it is going downhill and not making much in the way of steam as it would have done if it had been going the other way.


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Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Pictures
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:03 AM »
I donít 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.



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.



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


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Memory Lane / Re: Ladysmith Shopping Centre Through The Ages
« on: March 29, 2016, 07:52 PM »
Oh yes - St Peter's Precinct in Oldham (aka Windy City). As I recall, the only unit that had ever been open in the precinct was Tesco.

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Memory Lane / Ladysmith Shopping Centre Through The Ages
« on: February 20, 2016, 12:23 PM »
Some of you may be interested to read this blog post by Stuart Vallantine about the development of the 'Precint' over the years:

https://mancunian1001.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/ladysmith-shopping-centre-through-the-ages/


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