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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Monochrome Moment: Henry Square

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This week's Monochrome Moment shows various ages of building around Chester Square at the western end of Ashton's Stamford Street.

The modern building is part of the St Petersfield re-development. To the left of that is the old Friendship inn, awaiting a new use. In the background is Bentinck House, one of Ashton's 1960s tower blocks.

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  1. Art Deco retro.

  2. looks like the town planners have been keeping busy to make sure everything blends in

  3. Nice to capture three different "times" like that.

  4. That's a modern building that I liked instantly - and that's unusual for me! Nicely composed.

  5. Top notch composition.
    I remember that tower block being built.

  6. looks out of place .have the aliens landed,still can always run to the hills previous picture!!!

  7. I loathe the new Pennine Trust buildings. It's funny that that the St Peters regeneration project has amounted to nothing more than a Lidle 'supermarket', a building for the Pennine Trust and a privatised arm of the benefits agency. Oh, and an insultingly pathetic 'memorial' to the those that died or were injured and were made homeless in the Ashton Munitions Explosion

    How very different from the planning proposals and the publicity pictures that were used to appease the locals. What happened to the vibrant 'community' digital mock-ups of people bustling around coffee houses, new businesses, fountains.

    The only good thing that has happened is that gentrification has so far failed to materialise due to the falling-through of most of the yuppie flat complexes.

  8. Very retro 30s style - I like it.


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