Reality Estates That The Heroes Got: 3. Ashfield Valley, Rochdale

The foolish man built his house upon the marsh…

Ashfield Valley
One of the twenty-six blocks which made up the Ashfield Valley estate. Photograph: © 1983 Banksider.

If you visited Rochdale in the mid to late 1970s and had an interest in modernist and brutalist architecture, you were in for a treat. As well as its soon to be demolished bus station, you could place its brown clad shopping centre. You knew you entered the Lancashire town after seeing the Seven Sisters tower blocks in Spotland. Continue reading “Reality Estates That The Heroes Got: 3. Ashfield Valley, Rochdale”