Ashton has had a market since 1284. it was originally located around the Old Cross where St Michael's Square now stands. The market has been in its present location since 1829.
The market ground is open for business six days a week, plus a Farmers' Market every fourth Sunday.
See Bird's Eye View of this location.
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"Ashton Market" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
"Ashton Market" is also my contribution to the City Daily Photo theme day for August. This month's theme is "Postcard-worthy". Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. Perhaps some of you would have liked to see an image of some of our nearby pleasant rural scenery but what better subject for a postcard from Ashton than the Market which is at its heart?