I don't often post photos of graffiti here. After all, it is not something that I would want to condone or encourage. However, I was amused by this message that has appeared in Stamford Street in Ashton.
"I hope I die before I become Pete Townsend" is a wry reference to the 1960's pop group The Who. Their song "My Generation" included the line that seemed shocking to some at the time: "I hope I die before I get old."
Unfortunately the graffiti artist has mis-spelt the name of Pete Townshend, guitarist and song-writer with The Who, performing alongside Roger Daltrey, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. Townshend is still very much alive and is approaching 67!
The graffiti has appeared on the wooden shuttering that surround the former Stamford Street Methodist New Connexion Chapel which had started to have re-development work done to it, but this work has been abandoned and the building left in a state of limbo.
A fine photo of the chapel in better times can be seen here (14th photo down).
See Google Street View of this location.
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