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Gerard St
Photo: Allan Hughes
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Item #: 16250
This old postcard of Gerard St was posted in Ashton on 2nd September 1903, the union bank of Manchester (in front of the congs ch) is in a much smaller building than the photo I put on here last week, if anyone has a good photo of the congs church please post it, I’ve yet to find one!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 31st October 2010 at 21:47

There is a frontal photo of the church in 'Richard Evans of Haydock', by Geof Simm (1988 - self-published, by subscription from various local businesses and organisations). The Evans family also built the new chapel at Newton (1878) - that was demolished after dry rot took hold in the 1960s. Ashton chapel (1867) was demolished in the early 70s, following structural problems. I assume the pic is copyright - email me if you want a scan of it for your private use.

Comment by: John on 1st November 2010 at 08:47

The church was demolished in 1982, to make way for Kwik Save supermarket, now converted to the Gerard Arms as it is today.

Comment by: Scott Wall on 1st November 2010 at 19:46

The building that was kwik save is now the Wetherspoons pub called " The Sir Thomas Gerard " , AKA , " Tom & Jerry's "

Comment by: Sgt.Pepper on 7th November 2010 at 14:42

John :
Shouldn't that be 1972 ?

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 7th November 2010 at 17:52

The Church was demolished around 1971-1972, if it hadn't it would have fell down because of it's weak structure.
I estimate Kwik Save store was built in the early part of the 80s.

Comment by: John on 7th November 2010 at 17:55

Sorry 1972.

Comment by: Sgt.Pepper on 7th November 2010 at 19:29

I know, it doesn't seem that long does it.

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