Monday, 6 June 2016

That hole in the ground on Ayres Road ................... lost Churches nu 2

It has been a long time since Andy Roberstson was down on Ayres Road.

Last time he just managed to capture what was left of the Congregational Church on the corner of Ayres Road and South Croston Street in the summer of 2013.*

It was built in 1861 and just over a hundred years later it joined with the English Presbyterian church to become the United Reform Church.

Back at the end of the 19th century it also had a large Sunday School hall on the other side of South Croston Street.

But changing population did for the church and after a long time lingering on as a shell it has gone.

All of which just leaves me to post Andy’s pictures with a promise that as the site is redeveloped he will be there to record the next chapter.

Location, Ayres Road Old Trafford




Pictures; Ayres Road and the Congregational Church 2013-2016 from the collection of Andy Robertson

*Lost Churches, https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Lost%20Churches

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