Terry – Who can remember the ‘toffee made with butter’ man? He must have shouted out that phrase a thousand times a day. Its a wonder he had any voice left.
Brimrod Lane Toll Gate and House
Brimrod Lane in 1935
I cannot be sure if the Google View is the same place, it bears no resemblance anywhere on Brimrod Lane
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Town Hall Clock During last years Feel-good Festival, I was lucky enough to get to view the inside of our Town Hall Clock Tower. Whilst taking part in a charity abseil down the side of it, I managed to take some photos during the anguish of waiting my turn. The original clock, with dials eleven…
Gordon Harvey 31 December 1858 – 6 November 1922 Alexander Gordon Cummins Harvey was a Rochdale cotton manufacturer,merchant and Liberal politician. Member of Parliament for Rochdale 1906–1918 Gordon Harvey (as he was usually known) was born in Manchester and was the son of Cummins Harvey, a partner in the cotton yarn and cloth manufacturing firm of Fothergill and Harvey. Gordon…
Meadway Estate 1963 A collection of images of the Meadway area of Marland, Middleton. Photos from Harold Howarth
Jessie Fothergill Blue Plaque
Jessie Fothergill 1851-1891
Novelist who captured the lives of working people in the local cotton mills in the 19th century. Lived for some years in a house near-by.
New England Furniture shop, Todmorden Road, Littleborough
Enid Stacy Blue Plaque
Enid Stacy 1868-1903
International and local speaker and writer on the welfare of working people and women’s right to vote lived in Calderbrook Vicarage and worshipped at St. James with her husband the Reverend Percy Wildrington.
St James Church, Calderbrook Road (right gatepost)
Royal Oak Blue Plaque Royal Oak Blue Plaque is now “Black” for some reason? Royal Oak P.H. Late 18th century. An original posting inn with stables and large land holdings, used by the famous dialect writer Tim Bobbin as the base of his work “a view of the Lancashire Dialect”. G. Stephenson, the railway engineer,…
Blue Plaques A blue plaque is a permanent blue plate installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, the blue plaques are to serve as a marker of our heritage for generations to come. Supported by the Society of…
Red Cross Street Red Cross Street viewed from what is now the centre of the dual carriageway. Elizabeth Macpherson gee have never seen a road sign ‘no waiting this side today’! Rochdale Past, Present & Future. well spotted, I had not noticed Lorraine Myers Is that falinge flats you can see at the back being…
Boggart Lane Bridge Boggart Lane Bridge, this photo was taken by the site engineer in June 1934,—W.H.G.Mercer who then became Borough Surveyor in 1948. Info from Julie Whitworth This is the bridge near the entrance to Morrisons on Kingsway. It is quite confusing but as Gordon Monks pointed out on our Facebook Page Gordon Monks My thoughts are that…