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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

In The Way

"I" is for "In The Way" and today's photo shows a building that finds itself in the way of a new road.

The building was originally St Mary's RC Primary School and continued in use as such until 1970. The school relocated to a new building on Holden Street (now Our Lady of Mount Carmel School) and the old building was re-furbished and given a new life as the Markazi Jamia Mosque.

Now it is the Mosque's turn to move to a new building in Hillgate Street, just off Holden Street. When the new Mosque opens this building will be demolished to make way for Ashton's new Northern By-pass.

It would be difficult to describe it as an attractive building but it will still be a pity to see something with so many people's memories, as a place of education and a place of worship, become reduced to a pile of brick dust in the name of "progress"!

A view of this building from the other side of the railway cutting was seen here almost a year ago.

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See Birds Eye View of this location.
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"In The Way" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "I" posts from around the world please follow this link.
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  1. always sorry to see functional buildings go, instead of being reused.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. sad,
    Glad to see you honor the building like this.

    a historic act, well done.

  3. So pretty and Interesting!

    Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

  4. I am always getting angry when old buildings are distroyed and glass boxes or roads are built instead !

  5. Hopefully someone will take those used bricks and build something nice, decorate a new home or fence.

    Roads and freeways have a way of taking down buildings.

  6. Really interesting. I agree that even though it may not be a historical proprety, there is something sad about tearing it down...

    All the best,


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