Ashton-under-Lyne shown within Greater Manchester
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Oldham postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bacup, Heywood, Littleborough The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Greater Manchester Police (" GMP " is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of Greater The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Metropolitan county of The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warner's plans to reduce the number of NHS North West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Ashton under Lyne is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places in Greater Manchester, in North West England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland  Lying on the River Tame under the Pennine hills, Ashton (as it is referred in shorthand) is 6. The River Tame is a River in Greater Manchester, England. Source Rises on Denshaw Moor The Pennines are a low-rising Mountain range in Northern England and southern Scotland. 2 miles (10. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States 0 km) east of Manchester City Centre, 3. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. 8 miles (6. 1 km) south-southeast of Oldham and 6. Oldham is a large town in Greater Manchester, England It lies amongst the Pennines on elevated ground between the rivers Irk and Medlock 1 miles (9. 8 km) north-northeast of Stockport. Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt It has a total population of 43,236. 
Ashton-under-Lyne lies within the ancient county boundaries of Lancashire. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea Although existing for centuries, Ashton-under-Lyne grew rapidly in size during the 19th century due to cotton spinning and weaving, and coal mining. Cotton is a soft staple Fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant ( Gossypium sp Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal or synthetic Fibers are twisted together to form Yarn (or thread This article describes textile weaving For other senses of this word see Weaving (disambiguation. Coal mining is the extraction or removal of Coal from the Earth by Mining. Today, Ashton is a predominantly residential town, and the administrative centre for the Tameside borough.
The 'Ashton' part of its name probably derives from "settlement surrounded by ash trees". The "under-Lyne" part of its name became standard in the 1830s when Ashton was incorporated as a Parliamentary Borough and had its own member of parliament, prior to the 1830s "under Lime" was the norm from the 17th century. It possibly refers to the old county boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire, or the Forest of Lyme which once covered the area. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. Another popular theory is that it derives from Ashton being under the lime of the Pennines. The Pennines are a low-rising Mountain range in Northern England and southern Scotland. Though the original name was thought to be Eston in 1212, changing to Ashton in 1277, Aston in 1278, Asshton, Asheton & Assheton in 1292, Ashton under Lyme in 1307, Assheton under Lyme in 1334.
In the Middle Ages, Ashton was centred around the parish church of St Michael within the Hundred of Salford. The hundred of Salford was an ancient division of the historic county of Lancashire, in Northern England. This might have been the same church as that mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as one of the two churches of the parish of Manchester. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey Manchester was an ancient parish in the Hundred of Salford in Lancashire, England. The first recorded Rector of St Michael's in circa 1262 was Clemment under the patronage of Thomas Grelley.
Ashton's growth occurred from the early 19th century, during the Industrial Revolution, with the development of cotton mills and coal mines. The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture manufacturing and transportation had a profound effect on the A cotton mill is a Factory housing spinning and Weaving Machinery Cotton was a leading sector in the Industrial Revolution, as cotton Coal mining is the extraction or removal of Coal from the Earth by Mining. By the mid-19th century Ashton had a population of over 40,000 (1841 census 45,235, 1861 Census 65,306, the increase mainly due to the Great Irish Famine victims migration).  Ashton was incorporated as a parliamentary borough in 1832 and a municipal borough with an elected council in 1847 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. Parliamentary boroughs are a type of administrative division usually covering urban areas that are entitled to representation in a Parliament. Municipal boroughs were a type of Local government which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974 in Northern Ireland from 1840 to The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm IV c76 - sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act - required members of town councils ( Municipal corporations
From 1847 to 1974, Ashton formed a municipal borough in the administrative county of Lancashire. Municipal boroughs were a type of Local government which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974 in Northern Ireland from 1840 to Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to 1974 Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea  Since the local government reforms of 1974, Ashton has been the administrative centre of the Tameside district of Greater Manchester. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c 70 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 
Ashton-under-Lyne is divided into four wards, being Ashton Hurst, Ashton St. Michaels, Ashton St. Peters and Ashton Waterloo. After the current 2007 elections held in May, Ashton consists of 10 Labour councillors and 2 Conservative councillors.
Ashton St. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Michaels
Ashton St. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Peters
In an experiment also involving five other post offices, the main post office, which was situated in a Grade II listed building on Warrington Street, has been closed and WH Smith have taken over the franchise at their retail store in the Ashton Arcades, despite a petition organised by a local newspaper. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Ashton Arcades, also known locally as just Arcades, is a medium sized shopping centre located in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England 
Ashton lies roughly seven miles (11 km) east of Manchester City Centre. Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. The River Tame forms part of the southern boundary of Ashton, while the River Medlock runs to the west of the town and both the Ashton and Peak Forest Canals are routed through the town. The River Tame is a River in Greater Manchester, England. Source Rises on Denshaw Moor The River Medlock is a River of Greater Manchester in north west England that flows for 10 miles before joining the River Irwell in central The Ashton Canal is a Canal built in Greater Manchester in Northern England. The Peak Forest Canal, is a narrow (7 ft -locked artificial waterway in northern England. The eastern terminus of the early medieval linear earthwork Nico Ditch is in Ashton Moss (grid reference SJ909980); it was probably used as an administrative boundary and dates from the 8th or 9th centuries. Nico Ditch (occasionally Mickle Ditch or Nikker) is a linear earthwork that runs between Ashton under Lyne and Stretford in Greater Manchester The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude 
Since 1956, Ashton has been twinned with Chaumont, France. Chaumont is a commune of France, and the préfecture (capital of the Haute-Marne département. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
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Ashton's industries today include: engineering, food processing, leather, limes, plastics, textiles, brewing, and the manufacture of diesel, gas, and oil engines. Population growth is the change in Population over time and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population using "per unit time" for
Construction on Ashton Leisure Park was completed in 2003. The park houses a Cineworld cinemas multiplex, Hollywood Bowl ten-pin bowling alley, Frankie & Benny's Restaurant, Chiquitos Restaurant, a Chinese buffet called 'Eat Inn', Nando's Restaurant, KFC, Lime Bar and the Harvester pub/restaurant. Cineworld Cinemas is a multiplex cinema chain in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Jersey. Nando's is a restaurant chain originating from South Africa with a Portuguese -theme Kentucky Fried Chicken, usually known as KFC, is a chain of Fast food restaurants based in Louisville Kentucky. In October 2006, Ashton also became home to the second IKEA store in the north-west of England (the other being in Warrington) and only the fifteenth in Great Britain. IKEA is a privately-held international home products retailer that sells flat pack Furniture, accessories bathrooms and kitchens at retail stores around the world England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Warrington is a large town borough and Unitary authority area in Cheshire, England. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands
The past few years has seen a great deal of investment in an area to the west of the town centre, known as St Petersfield. The aim of this investment is to create a business quarter in the town and bring life to a neglected area of Ashton. When complete, the area will house several thousand square feet of office space, spread over numerous new buildings, as well as apartments and amenities such as cafes, pubs, restaurants and a creche. The Pennine Care NHS Trust has already agreed to occupy office space in the first building, which reached practical completion in September 2006. Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust will also be setting up a medical resource centre within the St Petersfield area. The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. Glossop is a small Market town within the High Peak borough of Derbyshire, England. A Primary Care Trust (PCT is a type of NHS Trust, part of the National Health Service in England, that provides some primary and community services or
The original plans for the St Petersfield area included the demolition of The Witchwood, a local public house and live venue of some fame. The Witchwood is a Public house and live venue situated in Ashton-under-Lyne, a town in Greater Manchester, England. This prompted a campaign to save the building, drawing support from regular customers, local limes (both amateur and professional), live music fans from across the country and even international musicians. The plans were eventually amended and The Witchwood was allowed to stay. The Witchwood has now been put up for sale - the asking price £400,000 (Nov 2006) again putting its future in doubt.
In May 2004, Ashton's Victorian Market Hall was ravaged by a massive fire. Plans are now under way to rebuild the market hall and outdoor market and the work is scheduled to be completed in early 2008. A temporary market hall called the Phoenix Market Hall has built on Old Cross Street on the opposite side of the old market hall. A farmers and produce market is held on the last Sunday of the month on the outdoor market grounds as is a continental market about 3 times a year.
A major tourist attraction in Ashton is the Portland Basin Museum, which is based in a former warehouse next to the canal. Dukinfield Junction ( is the name of the junction where the Peak Forest Canal terminates and meets the Ashton Canal near Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Dukinfield Junction ( is the name of the junction where the Peak Forest Canal terminates and meets the Ashton Canal near Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater The basin is the point at which the Ashton Canal, the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the Peak Forest Canal join together. The Ashton Canal is a Canal built in Greater Manchester in Northern England. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is an inland Waterway in northern England The Peak Forest Canal, is a narrow (7 ft -locked artificial waterway in northern England. The canal at the Portland Basin has been used several times as a shooting location for Coronation Street. Coronation Street (commonly known as 'Corrie' is an award-winning Soap opera created by Tony Warren The scenes involved the character Richard Hillman driving his family into the canal during a murder/suicide attempt, and David Platt driving his car into it as a copycat suicide attempt, albeit several years later.
Another place of interest in the town is the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. A large street market is held in the town centre, reputedly one of the largest in England.
Notable also is Ashton Moss Transmitter, one of the few European AM transmitting aerials to use free-standing tower radiators. A mast radiator (aka 'radiating tower' is a radio mast or tower in which the whole structure works
The M60 motorway, cuts through the west end of Ashton (Junction 23). The M60 motorway is an orbital Motorway circling Greater Manchester, a Metropolitan county in North West England. Regular rail services on the Huddersfield Line between Manchester (Victoria) and Huddersfield stop at Ashton-under-Lyne railway station in the town centre. The Huddersfield Line is the name given to one of the busiest rail services on the West Yorkshire MetroTrain network in northern England. Manchester Victoria station is the second of Manchester 's mainline railway stations Huddersfield ( is a large Market town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, 190 miles (306km north Ashton-under-Lyne railway station serves Ashton-under-Lyne, in Greater Manchester, England. A planned extension of the Manchester Metrolink tram system is to run through Tameside and terminate in Ashton. Manchester Metro redirects here - for the Manchester Metroshuttle free bus routes see Metroshuttle or First Manchester Manchester Metrolink A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train As of July 2007, funding is in place to build the extension with a view for completion by 2010. Ashton also has one of the busiest bus stations in Greater Manchester. It is planned to be developed and extended in the coming years.
The town includes a specialist Sports College, the secondary school Hartshead Sports College. Sports Colleges were introduced as part of the Specialist Schools Programme in the United Kingdom. Hartshead Sports College was a mixed comprehensive 11-16 school in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England which was awarded specialist
Ashton-under-Lyne's most prominent football teams are Ashton United F.C. and Curzon Ashton F.C.. Ashton United Football Club is an English football club based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Curzon Ashton FC are a football club whose home ground is the Tameside Stadium Richmond Street Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England, Richmond Park Athletics Stadium is a synthetic running track and is home to the East Cheshire Harriers and Tameside AC. The town also lays claim to having produced two football World Cup winners (see below). Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international Association football It is also home to Ashton C.C.. Honours First Division 1933 1940 Wood Cup 1940 1950 1964 1965 Second Division 1940 1964 External link CLL club information This team has won the first and second division twice each. It has won the Wood Cup four times.
The town centre houses many bars, pubs and clubs and it is a very popular spot for nights out. With weekends being particularly busy, there is often a large police presence at night. In recent years there has been concern over the binge drinking culture and violence exhibited by youths. Binge drinking is drinking certain beverages with the intention of becoming intoxicated In 2002 Stephen Baba-Tunde Amos was shot dead outside a nightclub. 
Ashton-under-Lyne is home to St Michael and All Angels' Church, a Grade I Listed Building. David Straitjacket (born July 1977 is an British escape artist most notable for his television appearances and world record attempts Bill Tarmey (born William Cleworth-Piddington on April 4, 1941 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English actor and singer best John Harold "Jack" Duckworth, played by William Tarmey, is one of the longest running characters on the British television Soap opera Patricia Phoenix (best known as Pat Phoenix) ( November 26 1923 &ndash September 18 1986) was a British actress who Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, known as Howard from 1970 until the dissolution of her marriage in 1978 is a Soap opera character played by Roy Barraclough MBE is a Comic Actor. He is best known for his role as the shifty lugubrious landlord of the Rovers Return, Alec Gilroy This list contains former cast members of the ITV Soap opera Coronation Street, beginning with the most recently departed Amanda Barrie (born Shirley Anne Broadbent on 14 September, 1935 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English Alma Marie Halliwell (previously Sedgewick and Baldwin) played by Amanda Barrie, is a Fictional character on the ITV Soap Sue Devaney (born Susan Barber on 2 July 1967 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English actress Colin Philip Lowrie (born in Ashton under Lyne in 1936 is an English actor This list contains former cast members of the ITV Soap opera Coronation Street, beginning with the most recently departed Sean Wilson (born 4 April 1965 Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English Actor, best known for his role as Martin Platt in Martin Platt was a Fictional character from the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street, portrayed by Sean Wilson. Dawn Jean Acton (born March 15, 1977 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester) is an English Actress, most notable Tracy Lynette Barlow (née Langton; previously Cropper and Preston) is a Fictional character on the British television Soap opera George Formby Sr ( October 4, 1875 &ndash February 8 1921) was the father of George Formby Jr Ronald Fraser ( 11 April 1930 &ndash March 13 1997) was an English Character actor, who appeared in numerous British Tony Gardner (born 10 January 1964) is an English Actor and qualified doctor. My Parents are Aliens is a British children's comedy on CITV about an eccentric family which started in 1999 and ended in 2006 Sunny Rogers ( May 10, 1913 &ndash December 30, 2005) was an English entertainer best known for her work with Comedian Brian George Wilde ( 13 June 1927 &ndash 20 March 2008) was an English Actor, best known for his roles in television comedy Simon Wright is also the name of the creator of Whirlpool. Simon Wright (born June 19 1963) is an English AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. John Louis Petit was the son of John Hayes Petit and Harriet Astley He was born on May 31 1801 in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. David Vaughan may be David Vaughan (footballer David Vaughan (artist David Vaughan (nutritionist Margaret Mary Beckett (née Jackson; born 15 January 1943 is a British Labour Politician, Member of Parliament (MP for Derby The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a member of the United Kingdom Government heading the Mary Ann Britland (1847-1886 of Ashton-under-Lyne was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison, Manchester, England by James Berry Arthur Brooke may refer to Arthur Brooke (poet Arthur Brooke (entrepreneur Arthur Brooks Brooke Bond was a brand-name Tea retailer in the United Kingdom. Thomas Earnshaw (born 4 February 1749 in Ashton-under-Lyne - died 1 March 1829 in London) was an English Peter Hebblethwaite ( September 30, 1930, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire - December 18, 1994, Oxford) was Simon David Hoggart (born 26 May 1946) is an English Journalist and broadcaster. A total of 22 housemates participated in the seventh series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week a Evan Leigh, 21 December 1810 - 2 February 1876 Was an author inventor engineer and manufacturer of cotton spinning equipment Albert E Richardson was a clockmaker from Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, who designed the first practical Teasmade. Gordon Alexander Taylor OBE (born 28 December 1944) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger Sadie Frost (born June 19 1965 in London) is the co-owner of Frost French and an actress. The Moors murders were committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley around the Manchester area of England between 1963 and 1965 The Moors murders were committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley around the Manchester area of England between 1963 and 1965 St Michael's Church (in full St Michael and All Angels) in Ashton-under-Lyne ( is a Grade I Listed Building. A listed building in the United Kingdom is a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural historical or cultural significance The church dates back to at least 1262 and was rebuilt in the fifteenth, sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.