Didn’t Ashton win the North West In Bloom Competition a few times recently? Looks like this is a backward step.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
So they’ve dug up our bushes all along Crickets Lane and round the Memorial Park. What are they going to do with it all now. Please not concrete.
In the background are the Wellington Court apartments, here can been seen the apartments when the bushes were still there.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
I cycled up to Hartshead Pike and passed the old Colliers Arms pub. The conversion of the attached barn into a house is now complete. It’s looking mighty fine.
There are some details carved into the lintels above the doors.
Also seen here is what they looked like in early 2009 when the barn was at the start of it’s conversion.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Well, actually a view of Manchester from above the Ashton-under-Lyne golf course. But up in the sky are bits of Iceland, apparently. Although I’m not sure I can see much of it.
All UK flights have been cancelled due to ash in the air from the erupting volcano, under a glassier in Iceland. Ashton is on the landing flight path for Manchester Airport, or Ringway as I still like to call it. From my apartment window I can usually see about one flight a minute, the planes seemingly hanging in the air as they slow down on the approach to the airport.
Non at the moment though.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Ever since I have been here, this building has been semi-derelict. I think is was a Chinese restaurant some years back. Looks like it will be again soon.
The road is Old Cross Street, and at the bottom can be seen the Time Zone.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Finally got my broadband connection sorted out, only took six weeks! Anyway, it’s nice to have all the web pages responding quickly again. I might even check the job pages and see if I can find a new contract.
Photo of my computer to celebrate.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Electric Cars or trams to us. This is the original depot for the Ashton trams on Mossley Road. Closed long ago of course. Now it’s split into many different shops. Cash registers to Tropical fish. Would be nice if we get a new depot like this one for our trams, if they ever get here!
Friday, 2 April 2010
Well I’ve re-bought my copy of photoshop, so I can twist my photos this way and that, but even that cannot jump forward in time. Thought I’d take a snap of the daffodils in the park by Penny Meadow. I was a bit early as you can see. So, here are the daffodil buds in the park. The trees really are that bent. I didn’t twist them.