Designed by acclaimed architect EW Pugin for the Franciscan Order, the Church and Friary were the hub of the local community until the 1970s when housing clearances removed much of the congregation. Abandoned by the Friars in 1989 the buildings became derelict, prey to thieves and vandals, until a campaign was started to try and save them. The Monastery is now owned and operated by the Charitable Trust that raised over £9.5m to restore the buildings and return them to their rightful place at the heart of the local and wider communities.
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Ashburys railway station in Openshaw, Manchester, England, is on the Manchester-Glossop Line at its junction with the branch line to and, and the freight-only line to Phillips Park Junction on the Huddersfield Line. It is the nearest railway station to the City of Manchester Stadium.HistoryIt was built and opened by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway on its line from Manchester Store Street station to Sheffield, in 1855. First appearing in Bradshaw's in July, in November it was referred to as "Ashburys for Openshaw", then in August 1856, as "Ashburys for Belle Vue".It became part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway during mergers in 1847. That line changed its name to the Great Central Railway in 1897. Joining the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, the station passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways under arrangement with the Greater Manchester PTE until the Privatisation of British Railways.
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