Ashton Town Centre turned into Victorian beach



Buckets and spades were at the ready as Ashton town centre was transformed into a Victorian beach.
Hundreds of people joined in the fun, enjoying donkey rides, music, a Punch and Judy show and other attractions as part of Heritage Open Weekend.
The nine-metre beach was a huge hit with children and adults and Tameside council’s cultural services team even added the sound of waves and seagulls to create the full seaside experience.
Shopkeepers and stallholders joined in by donning fancy dress and decorating their premises, while cafes and restaurants served up traditional afternoon teas.
Classic Brass quintet and New Lights Swing Band provided music, while Acro Chaps gave street performances, and Pendle Productions entertained youngsters with their 16ft puppets.
Elsewhere, more than 500 people queued for a rare opportunity to visit the old Ashton Baths in Henry Square.
Portland Basin Museum, the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Tameside Central Art Gallery and the local studies and archives centre also hosted films, speakers and exhibitions.
Coun Jackie Lane said: “These heritage days have been the biggest and best we have ever done.
“It’s 40 years since Ashton Baths were open and we couldn’t have had that chance to open them again without the volunteers from the heritage groups

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