Bull Baiting, the scene of a tragic accident that caused the end of the spectacle in Rochdale
Originally the front cover of a book, Rochdale As it Was By Jack Milne and John did a great job of touching it up
Paul JonesThe large building is where the Regal moon now stands, banks to the left and the original bridge which stood at the bottom the now Yorkshire street, you can still see the bank sign where Bull Brow stands… 27 October 2013 at 20:03 Ian WoolfendenThe bottom of drake street 27 October 2013 at 19:59 Shelly Buxtonbeautiful, very Scenic xx 27 October 2013 at 22:47 Lizzie CronshawMore parking for a town overflowing with taxi ranks!!!! 30 October 2013 at 23:56 Mohammed Khalid Ie SunnyHi where is this Rochdale? what yr is it plz Rochdale? 27 October 2013 at 23:22 Jean BeaumontMoan moan moan :((. Surely the river will be more scenic than what’s there now, which is nothing! 27 October 2013 at 23:17 Shirley-Anne KennedyThankfully we no longer bait bulls. 28 June at 11:57 Julian SmithThe area around the town hall is going to be cleared of cars so events will have enough space there. People like water, and bridges, Rochdale has space to spare in the town centre, we need less space and more people. As for cleaning the river, united utilities is already on to that, at Smithy bridge and Mark street, huge new works going on. 28 October 2013 at 23:19 Chris Hendryhasn’t changed much Clive 28 October 2013 at 00:48 Clive RushtonIs there really still a debate about bringing/not bringing back the river? It absolutely is a no-brainer decision. 28 October 2013 at 00:45 Please Comment Below?
Originally a wealthy wool merchant’s residence, this building became the Duke of Wellington Hotel in 1810, and was the leading coach house in Rochdale for many years. In front of this hotel, the “Speaker’s Corner” hosted a crowd of 8,000 following the Reform Act of 1832.
John Bright 19th century social reformer and politician is buried here in this Society of Friends burial ground. He is mainly remembered for his association with Richard Cobden in forming the Anti-Corn Law League.
Lisa LeeMy Dad bought my nurses buckle from that jewellers when I qualified in 1991
Angeline TealeButterworths jewellers, my grandmother, took me to have my ears peirced, when I was 11 years old they used a right contraception, to do the procedure, nothing like the niffty, bits of mechanisms they use today, I told her mum and dad said I could have them done. She believed me , well you can imagine my parents were furious when I arrived home with my two throbbing little ears, no sympathy there, how naughty was that ???
Jenny WentI had my engagement and wedding rings from there in the 60’s
The first Roebuck Public House was built in 1660 on the Old Market Place and moved in 1783 to the ‘New Wall (now No 5 South Parade). During that time it was a key stop for horse-drawn coach and mail services throughout the north of England. The Earl of Uxbridge stopped here in 1817 to replace his cork leg after the Battle of Waterloo.
In 1922, this building was opened as the drapery emporium of the Rochdale Pioneers – the Fashion Corner of Rochdale. Sold to Rochdale Council in 1983, it became the ‘Project House’ then ‘ Poll Tax House’. It was renamed ‘Fashion Corner’ by the Council in 1995 – to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Co-op.
Kenion Street Music Building, Cargo Studios (first floor) 1977-84
Tractor Music (ground floor) 1977-83
Suite 16 Studios 1984-2001(both floors)
From 1977 onwards this building saw an endless stream of bands from Manchester, Liverpool and from all over the British Isles, pass through its doorways as it became the place for groups to record, and to buy and hire their equipment.
Joy Division recorded here from 1978 onwards and had their bass equipment custom built on the ground floor.
Church of Saint Edmund Blue Plaque is situated on the main gatepost of the Church
The outstanding Freemasonic architecture represents the pinnacle of James Medland and Henry Taylors’ architectural skills.
The building was funded by notable Rochdale banker, industrialist and Freemason, Albert Hudson Royds.
Peter KershawI was brought up in this “young cathedral”. It’s a pity that it is no longer functioning as a parish church, but it is wonderful to see it being preserved
Paul BradyHi we visited on an open day last year. The place is stunning and you made us feel very welcome as you showed us round. My sister came up from Stockport the same weekend (without me knowing!) and she loved it too, regards
In 1745 a confrontation between the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the town authorities took place here. Built as a residence it is a particularly early instance of accomplished classical architecture. Used as a bank since 1930.