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This is a view of Oxford Mills, a complex of former cotton mills in Ashton's West End, seen from the Ashton Canal.
The mills were built around 1845 by Thomas Mason, the father of philanthropist and MP Hugh Mason.
The mills, like others in the area, were built alongside the canal to enable the easy delivery of coal and raw cotton to the mills and the easy dispatch of cotton cloth.
"Oxford Mills" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
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