Ashton In Makerfield, Gerrard Street c.1960

Memories of Ashton-in-Makerfield


I spent many happy days fishing in the park lake, permit purchased from the town hall for 6 pence per year, old money, then the council in their wisdom decided to fill the pond in with all the dustbin refuse, and it never had the same appeal afterwards. The photo shows what was always called the flower park, (...Read full memory)

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)

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.

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.

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