Just a few images to show you of buildings in Ellesmere. I think this first may have been cottages for the canal workers - the row is the subject of a wonderful painting displayed in a craft gallery just a little way up the street:
I'm sorry to admit that I do not know the origins of this impressive building. There is now a modern town hall in Ellesmere and this building is close to the market hall, so I had wondered if it was originally the town hall. In recent years, I remember it as an excellent greengrocers and florist. I think it is now a coffee shop. Whatever the building's origins the roof is very distinctive:
Back with a few photos of the mere tomorrow.