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Monday, 6 February 2012


A rural village? A small country town? No - this is Fairfield Moravian Settlement, in Droylsden, just 3 miles west of Ashton.

This delightful corner of My World could be in a time warp if it wasn't for the cars parked in the street.

The settlement was built in 1785, at a time when all around was fields. It had its own church, schools and inn. In 1796 the Ashton Canal was built, skirting the northern boundary of the settlement. Cotton mills, factories and rows of houses sprung up all around and yet Fairfield remained a haven of tranquillity.

One of the schools remains open as Fairfield Girls' School, a popular high school that occupies a combination of historic and modern buildings. The settlement is sometimes used as a location for television programmes.

For more information about Fairfield Moravian Settlement see this web page. For information about opening times for the Museum in Fairfield Moravian Settlement see this web page.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. Looks like a charming place. I like towns that have that time warp feel to them.

  2. Charming for sure. I'm like Carver. I like towns that have a sense of history and charm.


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