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Monday, 3 June 2013

Old Street

Today's photo shows part of Old Street in the heart of Ashton. This was one of the oldest parts of Ashton, being the junction of the old roads from Manchester, Oldham and Stalybridge. The junction was originally called Newton Nook but this name has long disappeared.

The cream-coloured building on the left was the Pitt and Nelson public house. This dates back to 1685 and was originally called the Smithies. Later it was the Grapes, then the White Hart. It became the Pitt and Nelson in 1807, after the deaths of William Pitt and Lord Nelson.

See Google Street View of this location.

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

1 comment:

  1. Another look at an interesting area. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


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