Sunday, 31 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, people


Cameraman spotted!

I better slink off home now…

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, bargain hunting





















On the hunt for bargains on Ashton market.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, busker


Mouth organ man.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, Tardis


The Tardis lands in Ashton!
I guess Doctor Who popped to Boots for Sonic screw driver batteries.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, Slotworld


101 Old Street, is Slotworld Amusements.

Opened in 1920 as a cinema called the Majestic Picture House, then Gaumont, Odeon, and Metro, until closing as a cinema in 2003, and now Slotworld.

I knew all this. I didn’t Google it, much.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, sculpture



Standing in ‘Old Square’, another view of the ‘Ashton Town Centre Sculpture’.
This time with The Feathers behind it. One of the pubs in Ashton that has not closed.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, abandoned

The ‘Ashton Town Centre Sculpture’ and behind it, as I remember, Yates's. A busy Ashton centre pub. But over the years it’s changed: Yates's Wine Lodge, Dr. Browns, Legends, then was to be The Lodge, but that never happened. It’s now derelict. We’ve lost about half the pubs in Ashton and of the ones that are left, many are ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, St Peters Church


Is this the most famous view of Ashton?

St Peters Church. Recognisable as you drive down Manchester Road entering the town centre from the M60.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, St Peters Street




I just hate it when they knock down a building and I cannot remember what it was that they knocked down!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Manchester Audenshaw


Out on the bike, I regularly see cars parked in the bike lane.
This garage has gone one further. It thinks it’s OK to sell cars from the bike lane.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, rain


Perhaps not the day to sit out with a coffee.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, clock tower


Our renewed Market Street clock tower.
Showing 10:35 and 10:10, the other sides showed 12:00 and 12:05.
The actual time was 12:20. Oh well.
I guess if they set the correct time our rates would have to go up.

Ashton-under-Lyne, rain




Today, it rained.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, incident


I heard on the news that Ashton centre was closed due to an ‘incident’, so I cycled over and took a peek.
Small fire at the side of the road. I was hoping for something a bit more dramatic!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mill Side apartments


The neighbours. Mill Side apartments.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Harper Mill


The Gardener. Sunshine reflects off the recently cleaned mill windows casting patches of light on the grass.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Harper Mill


Window cleaners cherry picker.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Harper Mill


What a device, just to polish our windows.

Friday, 1 May 2009

buckled wheel


Just been knocked off my bike by a car coming out of a side street. All OK except for my wheel. I was out cycling in an effort to keep fit. Not sure being run over is the best way!

Window cleaners


Oh, it was only the window cleaners.