Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 12th March, 2015)
The Band House
Photo: Dougie Yates (Olympus D-435)
Wasn't that building 'Dickinsons' back in the day.. the hangout for the Teddy boys and bikers... I was not allowed to go there, I used to go to 'Rickards' up near the 'Squeeze Bally Entry' on Gerard St...:-)
Yes Dougie it is the oldest building in Ashotn. Swords and other armaments where made ther I think when the battle where over Lord agerrards brass bands used to practice ther.
It was also Dickinsons or Dickies we used to call it,,a sweet shop at the front and coffee and Juku box csfe at the back. Had some good times in there when I was a lad.,what was his name that owned it, a little bloke with horm rim glasses.
I know this building its next to Lal Quilla a place that I used to use a lot at time.
Its got fancy windows Dougie was it originally built as a church
Used to go in here for a hot vimto after coming out of pictures
That is where i met my Husband back in 1961.had lots good times in there with many friends.
Tony, Get that camera out and give the people of Ashton-in-Makerfield some reason to look and comment about Photo of the day,
Mick, About two years ago they didn't sell alcohol but you could take your own with you if you wished
Sorry Dougie I am in Oz At the moment