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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The Point


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"P" is for "Point" and today's photo shows "The Point", which is a building that formerly housed Ashton's Labour Exchange and County Court, but has now been converted into apartments.

The building was empty for a number of years until a developer took on the challenge to spend £2 million on converting the building. Unfortunately the company ran into financial difficulties and the project was halted. Luckily another company saw the merit in the scheme and completed the work. Read more about it here.

This is the view from the Point, looking across Park Parade (Ashton's by-pass) to the Parish Church.
(That's enough Ps for one Photo - Ed.)

See Birds Eye View of this location. See Google Street View of this location.

"The Point" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "P" posts from around the world please follow this link.
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6 comments:

  1. I saw this last year some time - is there still a pointy metal thingy near the entrance?

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  2. Thank goodness for additional money so the building could be saved. Interesting P post.

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  3. Interesting story, with a happy ending. That's great. And plenty of Ps.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. a PITY the PLAN was POSTPONED.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. I'm intrigued to know where you're standing to take this shot, martin?

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  6. Any ideas when this building was built? I'm trying to figure out where Ashton County Court would have been in 1902. Was St Michael's Court (next to the church) ever used as such?

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