Gordon Harvey

Gordon Harvey

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…

Stump Pie

Stump Pie

Stump Pie Pastries – Savoury Double Crust Pies Historic A pastry case filled with minced meat with suet, sugar, salt, herbs and spices and whole eggs, dried fruit “a good quantity”, baked. Served with white wine vinegar and sugar (WM 1658, Wooley 1672) Original Recipe in WM 1658; To make a Stump Pye. Take a…

Tractor Music Shop Oldham Road

Tractor Music Shop Oldham Road Tractor Music Shop Oldham Road Deeply Vale Deeply Vale kindly posted, Sometime between Sept 1976 and Summer 1977 photo from Chris Hewitt Jeanette Brownlee Loved Tractor the Band – Jimmy Milne and Steve Claton brilliant xxx Janice Glogowski reminds me of Deeply Vale Dave Hopwood Bloody hippies… Anne E Lomax…

Union Flag Inn Blue Plaque

Union Flag Inn Blue Plaque

Union Flag Inn Blue Plaque

Union Flag Inn
Grade II Listed Building
1708

Union Flag Inn Blue Plaque
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.

Roch Bridge Blue Plaque

Roch Bridge Blue Plaque

Roch Bridge Blue Plaque

Roch Bridge 1910 to 1926

Roch Bridge Blue Plaque

The River Roch is bridged for a distance of 445 metres – the widest bridge in Europe. Originally dating from at least the early 17th century, it was first extended from Yorkshire Street to Wellington Bridge in 1904 and again in 1910, 1923 and 1926.