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Ashton-on-Ribble’s listed buildings and monuments

Ashton-on-Ribble has around 20 listed buildings and monuments, although as always the numbers vary depending on what you define as Ashton-on-Ribble and how you count up the listings. Haslam Park, for example, has up to five listings. One listing covers

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Ashton-on-Ribble or Ashton?

The name Ashton-on-Ribble is often abbreviated to Ashton. Both are correct, but there are some subtle differences. Ashton-on-Ribble is a historical and cultural term. Ashton, however, is technically a political term, being an electoral ward of Preston. The boundaries of

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Why does a French flag fly in Preston?

Anyone driving down Strand Road may notice a French flag flying on the docks-side of the road. Alstom, the company which currently owns Strand Road’s factories, is a huge corporation with operations in many countries. Its head office is based

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Great photos of Ashton

If you want to see some excellent photos of Ashton, click here or click the image. If you ever thought Ashton-on-Ribble was not photogenic, prepare to change your mind! Don’t forget to let us know if you have any photo

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Famous northern magazines produced in Ashton

Many magazines, renowned throughout the north of England, are produced in Ashton. Lancashire foremost society title, Lancashire Life, is just one of the titles whose offices are based on Ashton’s docks. Ashtonians may be pleased to find that the magazine

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Ashton property hotspots

Here are five areas of Ashton that ashtononribble.com nominates as the area’s top property hotspots: 1. The docks. Despite flats being built at a huge rate in Preston, these flats will always keep their value due to their prime location.

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Ashton’s best kept secret is out

St Catherine’s bookshop is a haven for book lovers and a jewel in Preston’s suburbs. Ashtonians have known for some time that the bookshop, on Wellington Road, is a great place to find the book you want. Now the secret

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Ashton on the stock exchange

What links the dock’s most impressive building and the London Stock Exchange? Chesnara You may think that London Stock Exchange and the world of high finance are a world away from Preston’s western suburb. One link was created in 2004,

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