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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 23rd May, 2016)

Ashton Library

Ashton Library
Ashton Library with it's Cherry trees

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-E2)
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Comment by: Mick on 23rd May 2016 at 00:12

A few years ago one of those flag pole was hanging off

Comment by: LITTLE MO on 23rd May 2016 at 00:37

A lovely sharp photo. Well done and thanks Dave.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd May 2016 at 08:38

Lovely Spring pic, Dave.

Pin sharp as usual.

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd May 2016 at 09:47

Good clear pic! Been past this building many times!
Good to see "AD (Anno Domini) 1905" on the front and not that stupid "CE" so common nowadays!

Comment by: John Morris on 23rd May 2016 at 10:16

Good and interesting shot Dave, very sharp, what lens? It would be nice to think that we could go back to producing high quality architecture like this, instead of bland box-like structures.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 23rd May 2016 at 12:51

John - lens was the Fuji 35mm F/1.4 - a great lens.

Comment by: Sam h. on 23rd May 2016 at 13:39

John Morris did you used to be on kids tv during the 60s think it was annimal magic. Only joking john,good picture dave

Comment by: John Morris on 23rd May 2016 at 14:12

Thanks for the info. Dave it's a bit too close to the 27mm that I have (also extremely sharp) to make it worth buying, but maybe one day!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd May 2016 at 14:13

If I'm not mistaken, the building of this library was funded by Richard Evans, a wealthy colliery owner and philanthropist. He was also responsible for funding the building of the ' British ' school over the road which is now a care home and ' Jagger's ' junior school in Haydock which is a gymnasium or something similar nowadays.

Comment by: david.b on 23rd May 2016 at 15:09

Nice Venetian window!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd May 2016 at 15:27

My mistake, although Richard Evans was responsible for the two schools mentioned, it was of course Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish industrialist, who was responsible for the library. My apologies.

Comment by: Keyboard Ken on 24th May 2016 at 14:56

Are you the same John Morris that used to teach at Harker and Howarth music shop on Library Street ?

Comment by: dougie on 26th May 2016 at 09:57

Ozy--This is the second library in Ashton as you say this one was built by Mr Carnegie and was opened in 1906, the first was opened by the Evans family in the Garswood Hall Institute on Wigan Road Bryn for the coal miners of the area,

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