The Trumpeter is one of seven sculptures sited along Lord Sheldon Way depicting local leisure pastimes.
Actually, the Trumpeter is probably a Cornetist, since Ashton has close associations with the world of Brass Band music, and brass bands use cornets, rather than trumpets, for their treble instruments.
I notice that this is the 500th post since I started this photo blog! Let's hope the Trumpeter isn't performing The Last Post!
Red Bedford 764 XUT - This 1946 Bedford KU was first registered in Midlothian, Scotland working from a woodyard. It broke down in Manchester in 1972 and sat in Walkers breaker...
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