"L" is for "Look Up!" and today's photo shows that you can sometimes see surprising things if you look upwards as you walk around Ashton.
What looks at first glance to be an unremarkable row of shops on Old Street turns out to be some of the oldest buildings in Ashton's town centre. When you look up at the wall of the upper storey you see that there is a plaque showing the date 1744 and a rainwater funnel to collect water from the roof gutters that is attached to the wall with a fixing dated 1745!
The plaque and funnel also bear the letters W I M. I wonder if anyone can cast light on what these letters might stand for? It does not refer to the king atthe time, as that was George II.
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