Guided Tour Rochdale Town Hall

Blue Badge Guided Tour Rochdale Town Hall

Guided Tour Rochdale Town Hall

Rochdale Town Halls Tour, will be held Saturday 12 July 2014 at 2pm. Rochdale’s fabulous Grade One Victorian Gothic Town Hall is renowned worldwide for its unique architecture, one of the finest buildings of its kind.

You will be given the opportunity to appreciate the history, beauty, craftsmanship and skill displayed throughout the building, as well as learning a few of its secrets. Continue reading “Guided Tour Rochdale Town Hall”

Littleborough Railway Station 175th Anniversary

Go along to Littleborough Railway Station

175th Anniversary of Littleborough Railway Station

Littleborough Railway Station is having a grand Anniversary Celebration today, Friday 04 July 2014.

The Station will be having a celebration on the morning of Friday 4th July 2014 at 11 o’clock , Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, will unveil a commemorative plaque, kindly sponsored by Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd.

So please go along at 11am

Littleborough Railway Station Platform Sept 2013

This year, Littleborough Railway Station celebrates its 175th anniversary of the opening. A gala opening ceremony took place on the 3rd July 1939, and the line was opened to the public on the 4th. They have also produced a short history of the Station, which, along with our now famous fridge magnets, will be on sale on the day. Everyone is invited to join them for the unveiling, followed by coffee and biscuits.

Littleborough’s History Centre,
Leeds Bound Platform,
Littleborough Train Station
Railway Street
OL15 8AF

Contact: Liesl Beckles

or visit their website here.


Open Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm.

A Heritage Walk Around Spotland

A guided heritage walk has been arranged for Sunday 10 August 2014 between 2 and 4 pm.

Spotland and the Royds Family

A guided heritage walk has been arranged for Sunday 10 August 2014 between 2 and 4 pm. Booking will be essential and it will be £3 per person. The heritage walk will cover the Spotland area of Rochdale, looking at its buildings and places that were connected with the prominent Royds family of the time. Spotland grew rapidly during the 18th Century due to wool, dyeing and finishing and cotton production and the Royds family played a great part in the history of the area.

Old Tram at Spotland, Rochdale

Heritage Walk ers

Are requested to meet at St Edmund’s Parish Church.

Clement Royd Street
OL12 6PL

Telephone Booking: 01706 924928

Great Photos of St Edmunds Here

Tour De France Littleborough.

There seems to be a lot on in Littleborough leading up to the big event.

Tour De France Littleborough

The biggest event in the cycling worlds calendar, “Le Tour De France” will be in our area this Sunday the 6th July.

Here are some Tour De France Littleborough photos of the flags for the Tour de France. Kindly sent in By Adele Chadwick.


Although scheduled to arrive at the section up by the Whitehouse Pub at around 1.45pm massive traffic congestion will probably mean,  you may need to set off early morning to be sure of a good viewpoint. Rochdale Past will be happy to post your Tour De France in Littleborough photos of the so get there early 🙂

More info here.

Photo Requests Taken Here

Photo Requests for anything in our area that you would love to have a photo of are being taken now,?

Give us your Photo Requests?

Your photo requests are needed, I am about to have a wander around Rochdale and wondered if you had any requests for anything in our area that you would love to have a photo of? Just let me know by leaving a comment below it’s always good to know where you are now and to look back to where you come from, hope I can help 🙂 Continue reading “Photo Requests Taken Here”

Back Again

Your help with photos, the stories that go with them and calling in now and again to see what’s new will be greatly appreciated

Well here I am back again trying to create an online community of people that love Rochdale warts and all, especially it’s marvellous heritage. Welcome to the site if you are new, if you are “back again” then thank you for your faith :-).  Continue reading “Back Again”