Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Aytoun family business...

The Manchester Metropolitan University Business School on Aytoun Street reflects The Hub Apartment block.

As far as I can work out, Aytoun Street is named after Roger Aytoun. He was a Scot from Inchdarney in Fife, and a captain in the 72nd Regiment of Foot or Manchester Volunteers. The regiment was raised mostly through Roger Aytoun's efforts and money; it took part in the defence of Gibraltar in 1781–2. He squandered the estates he gained by marriage, which were sold in 1775.

From: 'Townships: Chorlton-upon-Medlock', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 251-254. 


  1. Nice shot Chrissy, love the lines.

  2. Some beautiful reflections of a very interesting building. Loved the story of the fancy dancy Aytoun squandering his estates gained through marriage.

    They say he married for love
    They thought that was a hoot
    He wasn't that nice
    Took the loot from his wives
    And lost it all on a toot!

  3. I really like this photos (and story). There are so many angles, lines and reflections! Nice!

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