Bank Top is a little oasis of green sandwiched between the residential area of Currier Lane and the industrial area of Whitelands Road.
The area was known as Bank Top because to one side it dropped away steeply towards the River Tame. It was in between two sets of railway tracks (one of which is longer there) which separated it from developments on either side, so that the area was not built on. For some years the land was used as playing fields by the nearby Parochial School (the primary school of the Parish Church).
In recent years the area has been planted with trees and has completely changed in appearance.
It is hard to believe that this island of greenery is so close to the houses of Currier Lane and to Ashton's busy town centre.
See Bird's Eye View of this location.
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"Bank Top" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.