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Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Other Trafalgar Square



This week's Sky Watch shows you the other Trafalgar Square - not the famous one in London, but the one here in Ashton under Lyne's very own West End.

Ashton's Trafalgar Square doesn't have a column with a statue of Nelson, but it does boast a statue of local Victorian mill-owner and social reformer Hugh Mason, who is seen here standing out against a warm and summery sky.

Hugh Mason is looking across towards the elegant terrace of twelve Victorian houses known as the "Twelve Apostles", which he had built for those of his workers who had large families.

See Google Street View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


4 comments:

  1. tHIS PLACE HAS REALLY SCRUBBED UP! THE TWELVE APOSTLES USED TO HAVE SUCH A ROUGH STIGMA ATTACHED TO IT DURING THE LATE 50'S AND 60, THANKS FOR SHOWING US THE NEW LOOK. WELL DONE ASHTON

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  2. Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. I find interesting to see different places in the world (or in the same country) with same names.

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