Took a bike trip down the canal, here is the Portland Basin, the junction of three canals. Ashton Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the Peak Forest Canal. Martin could point out that actually the Huddersfield Canal starts a little bit further on, but I have poetic licence here :-)
I moved to Ashton late 2005, and I've still never been to the Portland Basin Museum. I intend to put that right soon. Probably.
At the side of the Ashton Canal is Cavendish Mill built in 1885. It's no longer a cotton mill, but now has been converted into a multi-resource centre containing apartments, small businesses and training suits.
The Bear Café, in the old Todmorden Industrial & Co-operative Society Limited. I'm guessing slightly at the full title there, as the sign must have been smashed at some time and the last part of it has been tastefully replaced with blue painted hardboard.
On instructions of the joint administrators - For Sale - part complete apartment scheme.
What a shame. As I live in an apartment round the corner from The Point, I've been watching it develop from an abandoned building, don't know what it used to be, into new apartments. Well, it looks like it never quite made it. The recession no doubt. From the outside it looks almost finished, but I guess the inside is a different story.
I don't get to Old Trafford as often as I would like. But it's always an amazing experience when I do. The ground holds over 73 thousand. This was only a friendly pre-season match, so the crowd was well down. Only 71 thousand!