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Monday, 21 November 2011

Former Bank

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows a building that was once a bank on Stamford Street in Ashton.

There is lettering on the walls saying "County Bank". It later became the Trustee Savings Bank until a newer building was opened on Old Street (now Lloyds TSB).

Since ceasing to be a bank, this attractive building has had a number of uses, including a bar, as was seen when I last showed a photo of this building.

It appears to have been divided into two units, with a new door below the window on the front of the building. Signs show that sunbeds and a tattoo parlour are to be found within. A notice over the corner door announces the "Amazing Good News Gospel Church".

Stamford Street was once the main shopping and commerce street in Ashton but, as the shops have migrated northwards into the Ladysmith Centre and the "Arcades" mall, the street has had to re-invent itself as the buildings find new purposes.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. The reuse of historic buildings fascinates me. It happens a lot in Sydney too.

  2. What a wonderful combination of uses the building has now. It makes me laugh to think of tanning, tattooing, and spreading the amazing news.

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