Curzon Ashton was formed in 1963 after the merger of two clubs, Curzon Road Methodists . and Ashton Amateurs ., who played in the Manchester Amateur Football League. The amalgamated club's name was originally Curzon Amateurs before being changed to the current name.

ASHMEAD’S KERNEL: DESSERT, CULINARY, CIDER Its vigorous sweet-tart spicy flavor made this old English favorite a celebrated name. Three centuries ago a certain Dr. Ashmead raised it from seed in his orchard near Gloucester. It went on to win many taste competitions, including several at the Royal Horticultural Society, and was first introduced to North America in the early 1700s. We find our Ashmeads “cross over” brilliantly into fermented cidermaking.  When we have enough, an Ashmeads fermentation batch will give vivid acidity and mad rich florals to FHC blends. Once in a great while we can make a single-variety Ashmead’s cider, something nobody else seems to have done but oh, it’s a delicious trip to that fine line between pleasure and pain. Sounds silly till you try it, which at the moment nobody can do.   Flavor: Strong, spicy, tart with sweet note   Flesh: Grainy, crisp, yellowish  Appearance: Copper-reddish gold, with variable russeting; mid-size (2-1/4 to 2-3/4²)  Harvest: Mid October  Peak Quality: October-December

Notes: Ashton-in-Makerfield station was situated on the St Helens Central to Lowton St Mary’s branch which left the Glazebrook to Wigan Central line at Lowton St Marys.

Ashton Lane - Other SideAshton Lane - Other SideAshton Lane - Other SideAshton Lane - Other Side