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"O" is for "Old Bank" and today's photo shows an old bank on Stamford Street in Ashton.
The lettering on the walls indicates that this was once the "County Bank". I am told that the building housed the Trustee Savings Bank until a newer building was opened on Old Street (now Lloyds TSB).
The photo shows the grandeur that was given to what was a single-storey building, with ornately decorated stonework and polished stone nearer to ground level. The upper stonework is discoloured with weathering and the building now suffers the indignity of having banners, neon lights and coloured light bulbs attached to it, reflecting its present use as a bar.
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