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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

ABC Wednesday - Shop

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is S for "Shop". The photo shows a shop on Oldham Road in Ashton.

The shop was originally a Co-operative shop - one of many built in various parts of the town. Not only was the shop itself built by the Co-op, but so were the block of houses adjoining it.

One of the features that is noticeable on many of the former Co-op shops in the area was the decorative brickwork that the buildings often feature. In this case, the ornamentation is on the gable on the roof over the doorway, and on the chimney stack. The ornamentation is also seen on other buildings in the same row.

From having a grand empire of shops in every part of the town, the Co-op has now shrunk to having a food store on Kings Road, Hurst Cross, a pharmacy on Stockport Road, West End, a Funeral Care shop in Cockbrook and a Travel shop in the town centre.

View this location on Google Street View.

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"Shop" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "S" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. SEEMS to be an appealing SETTING

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Love the architecture.

  3. Nice photo -- good S.

  4. What a nice building !
    ABC Team

  5. I really like the decorative red brick on the Shop.
    Your buildings have so much character.

  6. "Shop" is a great letter "S" choice. I think of small business owners who really get to know their customers. The down-home feel is so very different from my experience of malls and large department stores.


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