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Monday, 31 May 2010

The Armoury

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The Armoury on Old Street in Ashton is the local Territorial Army training base.

It was built in 1887 as a training base for volunteer soldiers, replacing an earlier building near Charlestown Station. The Volunteers' Regiment later became The Territorial Army and the building is still used for training.

In the last couple of weeks I have shown you photos of the vast floor space and roof of the Drill Hall inside the building. Now we see the brick frontage of the front part of the building, which houses offices, etc.

Although a functional building, it has a decorative brick facade with stone banding.

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

See Google Street View of this location.

See Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. Wonderful looking building with an interesting history! Great capture for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  2. That's a very solid looking building, which looks like it has the right use.

  3. An impressive building, so much nicer than modern barracks.

  4. quite an imposing building. thanks for sharing your world.

  5. Love the golden colour. There is something so British about this building... makes me long for home.

  6. One of Ashton's finer buildings!

  7. hi nice to see the flag flying ,great building with lots of history


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