At the junction of Bow Street and Market Street, a few yards from Ashton's Market Hall, stands a piece of street sculpture.
The almost life-sized bronze statute is entitled "The Ashton Market Trader" and depicts "Uncle John the Pieman".
A plaque goes on to explain that John Harrison was well-known throughout Ashton for his generosity to the poor in the late 1800s.
The statue is one of a series of sculptures that have been erected around Tameside. Others include LS Lowry in Mottram, a Mill Girl in Mossley and composer of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", Jack Judge, in Stalybridge.
Upfest - Upfest Street Art Festival in Ashton this weekend.
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