Seems I wasn’t the only one affected by the fire at Ashton Market Hall. I’ve had several conversation with people who were equally shocked. There’s almost a sense of bereavement. It’s a bit like losing an elderly relative who you haven’t visited for ages, but who you thought would always be there.
There has been brave talk about rebuilding it, but the latest pictures on the Tameside website don’t look too promising. But we must be positive. One friend of mine is already talking of proposing the hall as a candidate for BBC2’s Restoration programme.