Photo-a-Day (Friday, 5th October, 2007)
Armoury Bank Building
Photo: Tony Haslam (Kodak Easyshare DX7630)
It's a unique building and is a pleasure to the eye.Thanks for showing us Tony.
I always thought the oldest building, still in it's original form, was the Byrchall Free Grammar School, built before 1588. I could be wrong, but is there evidence of this building's age?
I've discovered a farmhouse, in Ashton, which has a section that dates back to the twelfth century. Like I said, I could be wrong.
Colin, I did say in Ashton-in-Makerfield. I think you will find that Byrchall Free Grammer School was not in A-IN-M I think possibly Garswood or Senely Green. But I could be wrong also.
Tony, I think you will find that Seneley Green (Garswood) is part of Ashton in Makerfield. The farmhouse I mention, that dates back to the twelfth century, is also in Garswood, Ashton in Makerfield. Maybe you meant 'the oldest building in Ashton Shopping Centre'? By the way, I understood you to be from the Ashton area, Tony? I'm surprised at you not knowing this.
You taught me something I didn't know Tony thats for sure, I would never have imagined so much history around that building.