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Monday, 4 March 2013

Stamford Street West


Today's photo shows Stamford Street West, looking eastwards from Henry Square towards the town centre. Twenty years ago this part of Stamford Street was lined with run-down Victorian shops, many of which had closed. Apart from a few noteworthy buildings the whole of this area of Ashton is in the process of being re-developed. The new buildings here house health service offices.

On the left of the photo the former Friendship Inn, featured on this blog two weeks ago, can be seen. Old Street, to the left, is now pedestrianised. Stamford Street West, to the right, has not one car using it. Yet, before the building of Ashton's by-pass, these two streets formed a busy one-way system carrying the A635 Manchester to Doncaster trunk road through the town.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Stamford Street West" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful building, very impressive .... about the older buildings in Ashton, what ever happened to the Palais de dance area?

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

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