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Monday, 23 August 2010

Corporation Arms

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This is the third week in a row that the "My World" image is of a building on Stockport Road, but today's is at the completely opposite end of the road from the previous two!

Today's photo shows the Corporation Arms and the road junction at Guide Bridge. The pub was opened in 1850 and was a beer house until it was fully licensed in 1857.

The road junction marks the boundary between Ashton and Audenshaw. The wall to the left of the pub is actually the parapet to the canal bridge which gives its name to this district. The same wall can be seen from the Ashton Canal in the first photo on this page, with the pub on the left of the picture.

This is a very busy road junction so it was remarkable that I was able to capture a moment when the road was empty!

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

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  1. your blog is very interesting. i wonder why i haven't hopped here before.


  2. One of my favourite things about Britain is the fact that so many buildings are older than Canada itself. This 1857 pub just makes it under the wire because Canadian Confederation was 1867. My home province, British Columbia, was a British colony from 1858 until 1871 when it joined Canada. Queen Victoria herself named British Columbia, and the city of Victoria is the capital of BC. I now live in Alberta, which was named after her Prince Consort, Albert, of course, and there are many Canadian places named after their offspring as well, but many Canadian place-names are of First Nations (native Canadian) origin. However, I've always been fascinated by British place names, and still wonder why they are often called "under" and "over". Could you perhaps elucidate for the benefit of the colonials among us?

  3. Kay, there is a page on the site that attempts to explain the origins of the name Ashton under Lyne:

  4. just to look gives me a thirst.used to use this pub in the late 6os,always had a sing song.

  5. Such a great, historical building and a terrific capture. I, too, am amazed at all of the very old buildings in England and in Europe -- the US and Canada are such young countries with not anywhere near the long history. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week1


  6. Looks like a nice place to stop for a pint!

  7. Had many a pint my self in this pub

  8. Ahh - it's nice to grab a bit of British buildings history - thank you!

  9. I must have turned right at this junction many many times travelling between Stockport and Ashton (before the M60 motorway was built) and I never noticed the name of the pub! Probably too busy checking traffic situation! Corporation was the old name of the local council. When I wanted a drink, as a child, my father suggested 'Corporation Pop' i.e. water! Ashton sense of humour :))


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