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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Mill Chimney

You can't help but look up towards the sky as you pass the subject of today's Sky Watch image, the Junction Mill Chimney in Ashton.

Junction Mill itself has now gone and has been replaced with blocks of apartments overlooking the canal. However, the unusual octagonal chimney has been retained as a reminder of Ashton's industrial past.

The chimney is 210 feet high and was built in 1867. Instead of being round in profile, it has eight flat sides and is topped with a crenellated crown.

This photo was taken from the same spot as this photo of the Ashton Canal which appeared here a couple of days ago, but looking in the opposite direction.

See Bird's Eye View of this location.

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  1. Wonderful images to see..
    Keep up recording Manchesters wonderful history..

  2. Yes that tower directs us to that beautiful sky

  3. Lovely picture of the Junction Mills Chimney

  4. I'm so glad they retained that unusual chimney. The people across the canal must find it directing them to look at the sky every day. I enjoyed this very much.


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