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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #600 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  ;)
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« Reply #601 on: September 20, 2013, 10:52 AM »
But only on a clear day......


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« Reply #602 on: September 20, 2013, 08:19 PM »
Where's the 'Like' button ?.  :)
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« Reply #603 on: September 21, 2013, 09:43 AM »
Brilliant "Alpine Pike" District. Thank you Bill, just lovely!

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« Reply #604 on: September 21, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Hugh Mason


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« Reply #605 on: September 22, 2013, 05:41 AM »
Hi Bill,

Where have they got the man standing now, please?

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« Reply #606 on: September 22, 2013, 09:06 AM »
In Trafalgar Square Danny, opposite the Twelve Apostles.

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #607 on: September 22, 2013, 10:30 AM »
Hugh Mason



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

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« Reply #608 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?

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« Reply #609 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?
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        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

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« Reply #610 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.

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« Reply #611 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!
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« Reply #612 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.
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                    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

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« Reply #613 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.
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« Reply #614 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