Remembrance Gardens Blue Plaque

Remembrance Gardens Blue Plaque

Remembrance Gardens Blue Plaque

Rochdale Remembrance Gardens

These gardens were constructed by the County Borough of Rochdale in compliance with a decision of the towns meeting called by the then Mayor (Councillor Norman Richards Woolfenden J.P.) on 14th April 1947. A fitting Memorial to the Gallant fallen of the 1939-1945 War.

Touchstones Blue Plaques Rochdale

Touchstones Blue Plaque

Touchstones Blue Plaque Touchstones Rochdale 1884 Touchstones Rochdale Grade II listed 1884 (extended in 1903 and 1913) The Rochdale Town Hall fire of 1883 destroyed the clock tower library and led to the opening of the purpose built ‘Free Public Library’ one year later. The library was extended to include a Museum and Art Gallery,…

Church Steps Blue Plaque Rochdale

Church Steps Blue Plaque

Church Steps Blue Plaque Church Steps pre-1660, repaired 19th century Possibly dating back to the 12th century, these steps have been the key route linking the town centre to the Church of St Chad for hundreds of years. Mourning relatives would climb these steps and scatter rue & rosemary in ‘Gods Acre’ (St Chad’s Churchyard)…

Champness Hall Blue Plaque

Champness Hall Blue Plaque Champness Hall Opened 8th September 1925 This hall bears the name of Thomas Champness (1832-1905), a Methodist minister and pioneer in lay training and community projects. His friend, Charles Heap J.P. founded the ‘Rochdale Mission’ which was housed in this building, so named in commemoration of Champness. Regular worship sessions were held in…