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Son of Nomad

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All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« on: May 30, 2013, 10:09 AM »
I’ve just been looking at Martin’s latest photo ‘Trains’ on the Ashton Blog which shows Ashton Charlestown Station as it is today. Ashtonians may be interested to compare it with my photo of the station from 1985 below. I would have thought the brown brick building on the left of my photo would have been swept away but it seems to be still there. Can anyone tell me what it is used for today – I can’t remember. The station building seems to have acquired a new sloping roof. Do you remember the livery on the bus crossing the bridge – were they SELNEC colours?




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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 12:17 PM »
That's the Independent Methodist Church.

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 01:57 PM »
The First part of the building is the waiting room and ticket office I think further along on the oppisite side is a toilet but it is not open to the public and that is all I know Fudge

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 04:00 PM »
I thought you meant the brown brick building in the background, sorry,  :)

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 04:36 PM »

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 05:59 PM »
Sorry for the confusion folks - yes I meant the building in the background on the left not the station building. From the photo it seems to be a candidate for demolition but obviously not!

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 06:09 PM »
Ah yes - I remember it now. Was there a Polish Club or suchlike at the side of it? Perhaps it's the building on the right of Bill's photo. It remember the orange and white livery some the buses but I don't think they were Ashton or Oldham colours. Possibly South East Lancashire North East Cheshire?

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 06:15 PM »
At the side of Inderpendant Meths  is the back of the Vets  then Irish Club it is closed at the moment but have heard some one is interested Fudge

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 07:58 PM »
My Gt grandparents got married at the Independent in 1894

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 10:42 PM »
One of our WEA classes takes place in this chapel.  Victor Blunden teaches all aspects of Ancient Egypt.
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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 08:37 AM »
Its a GMT Bus. SELNEC i think had orange roofs, GMT White.

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 10:09 AM »
Thanks for your comments folks.

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 07:17 PM »
Mmmm ... 877 AD  - the church is older than I thought!

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 05:56 AM »
Hi
       A bloke in our street used to preach there Mr Mac Donald that was before the war herby

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Re: All change at Charlestown Station - or maybe not
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 10:52 PM »
Yes my friend Jean Tavener was a Lay Preacher there, not been there for a bit.