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Local History of Ashton under Lyne

A brief history of Ashton

An introduction to the story of Ashton under Lyne Find out more...

What's in a name?

How did Ashton under Lyne get its name? Find out...

Street Names: Origins

The origins of street names in Ashton. Find out more...

Street Names: Changes

Street names in Ashton that have changed. Find out more...

St Michael's Church

The parish church of Ashton. Find out more...

The Cotton Industry

The story of the cotton mills of Ashton. Find out more...

Coal Mining

The collieries around Ashton. Find out more...

Ashton Old Hall

Ashton's ancient fortified manor house. Find out more...

Old Swimming Baths

Ashton's amazing building. Find out more...

Park Bridge

This quiet backwater was once a thriving centre of industry. Find out more...

Fairbottom Bobs

The site of a historic Newcomen Steam Engine. Find out more...

Ashton Market

Ashton has had a market for over 700 years. Find out more...

Ashton's Market Hall was destroyed by fire in 2004. Find out more...

Lily Hulme's Ashton Memories

Memories of Ashton in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Find out more...

Well-known people

Well-known or interesting people who have lived in or have connections with Ashton. Find out more...

"Cousin Maggie"

Writer Henry Vollam Morton's mother, Constance, known as "Cousin Maggie", for a while a well-known character in the town. Find out more...

Hartshead Pike

The history of this local landmark. Find out more...

Tythe Stone

An ancient stone with a curious history. Find out more...

The Black Knight

The story behind the tradition. Find out more...

The Murphy Riots

Religious intolerance in Victorian Ashton. Find out more...

The Ashton Explosion

Devastating explosion in TNT factory. Find out more...

Ashton's Canals

Their role in the town's development. Find out more...

Hollinwood Branch Canal

The remains of the long-closed canal at Daisy Nook. Find out more... (external link)

Historic Maps

See old Ordnance Survey maps of Ashton and area in Victorian times. Find out more...

Books about Ashton

Buy books about the history of Ashton and area online. Find out more...

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