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Monday, 12 December 2011

Roxy Shops

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows you this row of shops on Queens Road at Hurst Cross.

They are known as the Roxy Shops because they stood opposite the Roxy Cinema. The cinema has long-since gone and a small Asda store now stands on the site. However, the name of the cinema lives on with Roxy Angling Supplies.

The shops were built with a surprisingly attractive frontage, featuring mock timbered gables. However, this is marred by the metal roller shutters that are probably a necessity for shops all over the country these days.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. That is lovely, which reminds me of some buildings in Strasbourg. I haven't been to UK so only see building photos.

  2. This looks so typical UK. Love this style of your architecture. A pretty shot to go shopping or to the cinema. I enjoy your posts. I really do miss my trips to your wonderful country. I wish I lived there...have had that wish for about 20 years, now. I call myself a displaced anglophile. genie

  3. At least the spirit of the old name of Roxy is preserved! Lovely ambience in the facade below the roofline!

  4. My dad would have liked "Roxy Angling Supplies"! Great name, and he was an avid angler.

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

  5. Used to go to The Roxy when there was a cinema of that name in the 50s. Saw 'The King and I' starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr there & seem to remember pantomimes at Christmas.

  6. Brought a tear to my eye remembering groovingranny, who lived in the area before moving to Oz.

  7. I remember going in Ricky's like 16 years ago!!


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