Friday, June 08, 2012

Weekend Reflections:
Market Avenue, Ashton-under-Lynr

Reflections in the rainsodden pavement of Market Avenue, Ashton under Lyne.

In the foreground are two metal bollards which were erected in 2008 to celebrate the reopening of the market hall, rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 2004.

On the right is a statue of a "street urchin" one of several dotted around the town.

More reflections too in the entrance to the market hall itself.

Market Avenue is a pedestrian walkway leading from Ashton market to Old Street. The amusement arcade on the right has a snack bar which is from where I took the first photograph.

This plaque on the left-hand bollard depicts a plan of Ashton Old Town as laid out in the 1740s by the 5th Earl of Stamford.

This is the plaque on the right-hand bollard.

For more bollards visit Bollards of Britain.

For more reflections visit Weekend Reflections.


  1. Love that long line in your 2nd image.

  2. Terrific captures for the day, Gerald! And like Susan, I love the long line in your second shot and I also love the bollards/plaques! Something new for me! Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Great reflections in your first pic. The map of Ashton is intriguing - it reminds me of a hand pointing:) Enjoy your weekend!