This is the view that many people see as they arrive in Ashton. It is the view across Chester Square from Manchester Road and is the way that most people approach the town from Manchester and from the M60 Motorway.
Chester Square has never really been a square. It originally had buildings on two sides of a wide area that formed the junction of Manchester Road and Stockport Road. The buildings on the south side have gone to make way for road widening and the square is now a huge traffic-signal-controlled junction, overlooked by the two buildings that stand on the north side.
The building to the left of centre is the old swimming baths and to the right of that can be seen Cavendish Mill with its chimney.
See Google Street View of this location.
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