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One of the grandest brick buildings in Ashton is the former Albion Sunday School on Penny Meadow. Unsurprisingly, when it opened in 1862, it was the largest Sunday School building in England.
Brick buildings often look well in black and white and this one, with its lighter banding and patterning, looks particularly good.
You can compare this image with the colour version here, where you will find a little more history.
The school is now an office furniture shop. Some visitors to this blog are not comfortable seeing fine old buildings being used for modern commercial purposes. However, they are no longer needed for their original purposes and, without a new use, would fall into dereliction and be lost. As long as the architectural character of an old building remains, I am happy to see it being put to s new use.
See Birds Eye View of this location.
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