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Offline Timberman

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Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« on: October 29, 2022, 08:37:56 AM »

 Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD4--QAKpMw

 I wonder if the Manchester Regiment Museum will ever reopen?
 They haven't looked after it very well.

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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 10:15:31 AM »
Thanks for posting.
Looks like a lot of work still needed to be done.
Cliff
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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2022, 03:50:06 PM »
Thanks for posting.
Looks like a lot of work still needed to be done.
Cliff

It looks like the Council is just letting the building become more derelict.  I believe the collection is safe in storage but there seems little prospect of the museum being reinstated.  The Council has a difficult quandry.  Thanks for posting, Neil.

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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2022, 09:39:57 AM »
A great shame!
A building should never be let to deteriorate like that - it costs so much more to renovate and repair than it would have to have maintained it in good order in the first place.
I worry for the museum though!
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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2023, 12:48:35 PM »
The Government appear to be providing funds for the regeneration of Ashton

"Restoring Ashton Town Hall

The allocation is planned to support repairs to the roof and other restoration works. The works will help bring Ashton Town Hall back into public use and include the restoration of the art gallery and the Museum of Manchester Regiment"

https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/20-million-funding-to-regenerate-ashton-town-centre
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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2023, 10:18:38 AM »
Great news Tim, thanks for sharing this with us.
Cliff
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Re: Inside Ashton Town Hall, July 2022
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2023, 05:02:18 PM »
Tameside Council are making an effort with a current Manchester Regiment exhibition at the Portland Basin Museum.
https://www.tameside.gov.uk/MuseumsandGalleries/Museum-of-the-Manchester-Regiment
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