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Monday, 14 February 2011

Waterloo Plaque

Alongside the main Oldham Road that passes through Ashton's northern suburb of Waterloo, is this embossed plaque, mounted on an attractive wooden structure with a tiled roof.

Anyone pausing to take a closer look will be impressed to see that the plaque features historical information about the northern part of Ashton, including Waterloo, Taunton, Fairbottom and Park Bridge.

Tameside Council started to commission these plaques, intending to have one for each of the 19 council wards in the borough. Unfortunately, with only a few made so far, the economic climate means that no more will appear, at least for the time being, which is a shame, as the plaques seem to me to be an excellent way of helping people to know more about their local history.

Below is an image of the whole plaque. Click photo for larger version. (Press Back button to return here.)

In future posts I will show close-ups of the features on the plaque along with more information about the places concerned.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. This was a great idea. I often wish there was more historical information about where I live (without having to do loads of online research)

  2. Oh, yes, it's too bad the other plaques might never see the light of day. Such a useful tool for tourists, teachers, and even local bloggers. LOL
    Thanks for an interesting post!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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