LogoThe Parish of the Good Shepherd, Ashton-under-Lyne is a lively parish of 5 churches in the centre of Ashton. The parish website is:

Ashton-under-Lyne is a dynamic market town to the east of Manchester in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. You can find out more using the following links:

7 thoughts on “Ashton-under-Lyne

  1. chris elliott

    I was very pleased to ready about your article/book, about Les chemins de Fer d’Hérault.
    I wrote and published a book with partalled texts Eglish – French called Les Lignes disparues de l’Hérault back in 20o8, if yoyu would like a copy I will gladly send you one before stocks run out
    best regards
    Chris Elliott

  2. John D

    I wouldn’t call Ashton market dynamic these days, in the past yes, but these days its living on its past glories.

    1. rogerfarnworth Post author

      Hi John

      When you compare Ashton town centre with Rochdale town centre, there is much that is positive. We still have of the order of 600 independent traders in the town. Things are not what they were,admittedly. However, I’d prefer to talk us up than talk us down!

      Best regards


  3. Chris Greaves

    Hello Roger.
    Ashton-Under-Lyne, in the first twenty years of the twentieth century, harboured a headmaster, name of Benjamin Greaves who, with his wife Mary, fathered three girls and finally a son, Arthur Roy Hurst Greaves, who, with HIS wife and two children migrated to Western Australia and there his son got started with a Triang 00 Pacific and two coaches, and an oval.
    This son is now getting back into modeling railways after an absence of some sixty years, so there’s nothing wrong with Ashton-Under-Lyne, in my not so humble opinion (grin). It spawns durable people.


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