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Sunday, 20 January 2008

Market Avenue


A few days ago I mentioned "The Avenue" as being Ashton's original traffic-free zone. So today's photo shows a damp January view of this thoroughfare, properly called "Market Avenue" but commonly known as "The Avenue".

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  2. Not many shoppers about. I suppose you can't blame them for staying inside and buying on line in such damp weather.

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  3. There were a lot more shoppers around the other end of the Avenue. I'll post some photos of that end later on.

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  4. Thanks again for the memories. I was trying to think about a particular shop I loved in Ashton. It was a grocers which sold coffee beans which they ground themselves. The smell in the street was wonderful! Was it on the Avenue?

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  5. For Jan
    Yes, the roasting coffee shop was in The Avenue- top end nearest Stamford St Can anyone help with their name?

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  6. I can remember the place next door "Lexicon Libary" but still thinking about the coffee shop.
    Takes me back to Saturday morning shopping,the aroma of roasting coffee.

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  7. Thanks to you both for that! I've always been more of a tea drinker but that coffee smell was just amazing (esp on a wet Saturday!)

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  8. There is a memory in every inch of the pictures you have posted of the Market Avenue. I too can smell the coffee beans, but the name of the shop eludes me Ahhhhhhh! I remember Morris's Shoe Shop, Prices Cake Shop, What appears to be a florist shop in the pictures I am quite sure was The Blue Chicken when I left years ago. Grafton House - Ladies Blouses and Boots Chemist. Burgess 7 Dyson's the Book and Stationery Stores.Thanks for the memories.
    P.S. Was the coffee shop called Walkers?

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  9. Oh! The lovely smell of that coffee shop still brings to mind The Avenue even after 70 years! And also Boots, and I'm sure there used to be a shop where we would stick our noses on the window at Christmas to see the loads and loads of lovely toys displayed.

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