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Ashton’s famous son

AJP Taylor, possibly the UK’s most famous historian, spent many of the formative years of his life in Ashton. The place where he was brought up now has Ashton’s only blue plaque. AJP Taylor was one of the first television

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Q: What did AJP Taylor think of Preston?

A: Not much. AJP Taylor was a controversial academic who spent much of his youth in Preston. He became famous in the 1950s as the first in a long line of TV historians. What did this man, famous for his

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Ashton lives – Sir George Grenfell-Baines – Building the UK

Sir George Grenfell-Baines (1908-2003) lived an impressive and principled life. He started out as the son of a railwayman in Ashton and went on to found one of the UK’s largest architectural practices. ‘GG’ as he was often known, was

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