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  • Ashton Town CentreSeen from the tower of the Parish Church
  • Market HallAshton's Market Hall seen from the Town Hall steps
  • Trafalgar SquareHugh Mason's statue looks across to the "Twelve Apostles"
  • Portland BasinPortland Basin Museum alongside the Ashton Canal
  • MetrolinkA Metrolink tram leaves Ashton heading for Manchester
  • Old StreetThe Angel Inn and St Michael's Square at the historic heart of Ashton
  • Ashton MarketAshton's famous outdoor market
  • Ryecroft MillOne of Ashton's former cotton mills and a typical street of brick terraced houses
  • Hartshead PikeThe tower dominates the green eastern fringe of Ashton
  • Autumn ColoursKing George VI Playing Fields
  • Hartshead PikeThis famous local landmark commands extensive views
  • Stamford ParkSomething for all ages
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Ashton under Lyne is in the Greater Manchester area of the North West of England, U.K. It is part of the historical County of Lancashire and is now the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

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Local history

History of Ashton; origin of its name; historic buildings; cotton; coal; canals; well-known people; Hartshead Pike; Park Bridge; Fairbottom Bobs. Find out more...

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The Black Knight; Whit Walks; Whit Friday Band Contests. Find out more...

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Ashton Market

About Ashton's historic Market.   Market Hall destroyed by fire in 2004.   Temporary "Phoenix" market hall.   Memories and photos of Ashton's historic Market Hall.   Inside the re-opened Market Hall. [Nov 28th 2008]

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