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Monday, 20 December 2010

Fraser Street

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Today's My World photo shows a further photo of snowy Ashton under Lyne. Today's photo shows Fraser Street, which runs along the eastern side of the Memorial Gardens, seen in earlier photos here.

Several of the streets in this area have Scottish connections. Nearby Athol and Gower Streets bear the names of a historic Pictish province in Scotland. There were a number of prominent members of the Fraser clan who were Lords of Lovat.

I don't know whether this Fraser Street was named after one of them, but you may be interested in hearing about Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat. In 1697, he kidnapped and forcibly married his father's widow, Lady Amelia Murray, daughter of John Murray, the 1st Marquess of Athol. For this he was sentenced to death. However, he supported the Government against the Jacobean uprising and was given a pardon. Later on though, he took part in the 1745 Jacobean uprising and his sentence was re-imposed. In 1745, at the age of 80, he was the last man in Britain to be beheaded on Tower Hill in London.

See Google Street View of this location. See Birds Eye View of this location.

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


  1. What a lovely, snowy, wintery capture! I love it! Hope your week is off to a good start and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!


  2. Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

  3. Interesting. Nice shot of a wintry sun.

  4. Wow - it's gorgeous!

  5. I'm loving all these snowy pictures around the UK - thanks for sharing yours.


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