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Welcome to Ashton under Lyne

  • Ashton Town CentreAshton Town Centre from the tower of the Parish Church
  • Market HallAshton's Market Hall from the Town Hall steps
  • Trafalgar SquareHugh Mason's statue and the 'Twelve Apostles', Trafalgar Square to
  • Portland BasinPortland Basin Museum alongside the Ashton Canal
  • MetrolinkA Metrolink tram leaves Ashton heading for Manchester
  • Old StreetThe Angel Inn, Old Street, at the historic heart of Ashton
  • Ashton MarketAshton's famous outdoor market
  • Ryecroft MillRyecroft Mill - one of Ashton's former cotton mills
  • Hartshead PikeHartshead Pike tower dominates the green eastern fringe of Ashton
  • Autumn ColoursAutumn Colours at King George VI Playing Fields
  • Hartshead PikeExtensive views from famous local landmark Hartshead Pike
  • Stamford ParkSomething for all ages at Stamford Park
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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...

Local traditions

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

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See photos from all around the town. Town centre, different areas of the town, types of housing, etc. Click to see...   Also see the Photo Blog...

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Photos of Ashton and surrounding areas. See blog...

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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Ashton-under-Lyne Then and Now
Ashton-under-Lyne Then and Now
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