Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ashton-in-Makerfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Park My Granddad Walked Me Thur

If this is the park north of Aston, I walked many times with my granddad. I was in Aston from the States, stayed on Old Road.

Thomas Cromptons

I worked in the office at Thos Crompton, as a wages clerk. I remember having to go into the sawmill to collect the time sheets. It scared me stiff seeing the saws whizzing round and the whining noise they made. My overactive imagination gave me a fear of saws which still stays with me. On quiet days I manned ...Read full memory

Good Yimes

Lived on Windsor Rd...  Ashton Heath...  68 to 81 when I first got married. Good times in the Eagle and Child .. Hingemakers .. Commercial .. pubs  etc. Are they still there? Bill Harrison, Canada.