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In 1913 Ashton is already a crowded town, a cotton town.
The first telephone exchange arrives and sweeps away property at the junction of Scotland and Bedford Streets.
The second arrives along with the bypass and establishes a roundabout, an island of telecommunication.
There they sit betwixt St Michael’s Parish Church and Albion Congregational.
A marriage of inter-war brick Revivalism and post-war concrete Brutalism.
Ninety nine point nine percent of the passing parade pass by onto the bypass by car, I took time to circumnavigate the site on foot.
This is what I saw.