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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Market Hall Clock Tower

Ashton Market Hall's clock tower this week after the new clock has been installed. Although the clock mechanism is new, the clock faces have been built as replicas of the original ones that were damaged in the fire that destroyed the inside of the Market Hall in 2004. In addition, a replacement bell rings out across the market to mark the hours.

The new clock is hugely symbolic and has been welcomed by Ashton's shoppers. The building is to re-open on 28th November.

See Google Aerial View of this location, which shows the Market Hall minus its roof after the fire.


  1. Finally !about time.
    Wonderful composition!

  2. the clock looks exactly as i remember it ,mind you thats a long time ago ,but its still great to see it back to normal .i cant wait to see pics of the opening of the market ..it will be a very exciting day for one and all im sure ,,,

  3. The bell in the new clock is a lot louder than the last, I live on Beauchamp Street off Henrietta Street & can hear it clearly.
    I was walking into Ashton on Friday evening with my daughter & heard it as soon as i stepped out of the house, a marvellous sound much anticipated, great to have it back, Can't wait to go into the new market.

  4. Lovely to see the clock tower like that again! Thanks Martin.

  5. This is such a great picture. It's a real symbol of Ashton and everything I remember so fondly of the Market.

  6. We are all looking forward to visiting the market hall when it opens in a few weeks time!!

  7. Wretched thing had stopped or was an hour fast this morning! Teething troubles perhaps/


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