Thursday, 5 September 2013

Stamford High School

The New Charter Academy, or more commonly known as Stamford High School.

It was built in 1932 on Mossley Road Ashton-under-Lyne, originally a boys school. In 1970 it merged with Mossley Road and Heginbottom Girls School. In 2008 it was renamed the New Charter Academy when it joined with Hartshead Sports College. And now it is being demolished.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Marsden, Yorkshire.

Model village made from metal.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Trams in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Well, they’re almost here. These two trams were being tested today. I asked the guy when they’d be running for the general public and he couldn’t tell me because of: ‘health and safety reasons’ ... Ah right, ok then.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

View from Stockport Road

View from Stockport Road, Mossley. Looking down towards the Trans-Pennine rail route and Manchester Road beyond that.


Took a trip out on the push bike and passed Marsden Town Hall.
Nice place Marsden. Kirklees, Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Bagged Horse!

Why does the horse have a bag on its head. Is it just a very ugly horse?
View from Thornley lane, Grotton.

View from Saddleworth

Some houses of Moorside on the right. Oldham in the distance and Manchester on the horizon.

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion – Riders branch, comes to Ashton-under-Lyne.

Outside the town hall.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Giant Plants!


These ‘weeds’ look to be a common type you see around, but I’ve never seen them this big! The bike in the picture gives some idea of their size. But I reckon they were some eight feet tall. I found them growing on Lower Wharf Street, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Following a bit of Googling, I believe they might be:
Giant hogweed, credit hockadilly.
Anyone know for sure?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Duke of Lancaster Regiment

Duke of Lancaster Regiment parade through Ashton centre.
The Police bomb squad search the grids before the parade.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Oldham Metrolink

The railway station in Oldham Mumps has been replaced by this new Metrolink stop. The line runs from Rochdale, through Shaw and Oldham then onto Manchester Victoria.