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Monday, 3 October 2011

Market Avenue

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne is looking along Market Street towards the Market Hall. The photo was taken on Saturday when we were 'enjoying' record high temperatures for October. You can almost see the slow way that the people in the picture are moving about. It was too hot to be energetic!

Market Street was originally called Dungeon Street as there was a prison lock-up there. It was re-named in the 1820s when the market was re-located here from St Michael's Square.

See Google Street View of this location (or as near as the Google car could get).

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

My World visitors may like to read yesterday's post about a piece of Ashton's history that has been saved for the local people.


  1. You're right: it was too hot at times this week. We're never satisfied, are we?

    Nice scene you chose here. And i am pleased the Leet chair was kept safe.

  2. Look like a lovely place to visit. I would love to be having a heat wave right now. I do not like the cold and wet rainy weather we are having. Thanks for sharing your world, have a great day.

  3. I heard about your heat wave. Amazing!
    I like your photo better than the Google view today, but I really like the fact that you added the Google street view link to your blog. Wonderful idea.

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

  4. Wonderful photo and love the historical info ~thanks, namaste, Carol, (A Creative Harbor) linked up with Our World Tuesday)

  5. You had a bit of a heatwave I believe. Nice to see people in short sleeves so late in the year.

  6. That's a very nice street - very different from ours here.

  7. It was a very hot day, even up here in Yorkshire, I thought I would get sunstroke at one point and had to go look for some shade. Our market is in the open air, but our monthly Farmers Market is under cover in the grotty old cattle sheds behind shops lining one side of the market square.


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