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Monday, 28 November 2011

Old and New

Today's view shows the changing world of Ashton under Lyne.

The recently-completed Tameside Centre for Enterprise building sits on the corner of Old Street and Bentinck Street, in the St Petersfield re-generation area.

To the left of it can be seen Good Hope Mill, built in 1824, the oldest cotton spinning mill in Ashton to survive intact.

To the right, behind the trees, is the Witchwood pub. This was built some time before 1850 and has previously been named the Painters Arms, the Rifle Brigade, the Globe and the Gamecock. The Witchwood now has a widespread reputation as a music venue.

Beyond the pub, to the right, can be seen The Armoury and the Central Library. Old Street, as the name suggests, was the original main throughfare through the town of Ashton.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Old and New" 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 an amazing contrast between the old and the new!
    I like the area to the right a lot better than the new building.

  2. Great photo ~ love the brick street ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) USA ~ OWT ^_^

  3. The last time I saw the Witchwood, that new building next door, was the car park!


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