A little to the east of Manchester is Ashton under Lyne, nestling by the Pennine Hills. My time travelling blog has brought you here on a brisk day in February 2012.
It’s a town I have a liking for, perhaps a little careworn in places but there’s plenty to take in and see. The market is a delight, with a market hall and an open market. While just off the town centre there’s the Portland Basin Museum. It’s based in a canal side warehouse where the Huddersfield Canal and the Peak Forest Canal cross one another. One to hurry away and tunnel under the Pennines into Yorkshire. The other snaking its way south into Derbyshire.
I was on my way from market to canal when I passed this observation on life. Not sure of the intent or the cause but it caught my eye enough for the shot to be taken, filed away and then fished out now.
My list of places to visit when the current unhappy times pass is under constant revision and updating. Ashton -u- Lyne is on the list.