Yesterday began with an unexpected thin covering of snow, which quickly disappeared from the town centre although, away from the roads, the white covering lingered on through the day. Today saw a thaw and most of the snow has now gone, except on the higher ground.
The Angel Hotel, seen here in more detail, was built in 1868, but this replaced an earlier inn nearby. To the left is St Michael's Square, built on the site of Ashton's original Market Place and the heart of the old town. In the background, silhouetted against the low winter sun, is the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels.
See Google Street View of this location.
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