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.
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 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…
Saint Micheals Church Middleton
Saint Micheals Church Middleton, photo taken prior to refurbishment and sand blasting in 1976
There has been a church at Townley Street since 1839 although this buildings foundation stone was laid in 1901.
Bull Baiting Bull Brow 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 Jones The large building is where the Regal moon…
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…
Saint Chads Vicarage Blue Plaque
Saint Chad’s Vicarage
Grade II Listed Building Circa 1726
Built for the Reverend Dunster, the design was based on a similar house in London.
Union Flag Inn Blue Plaque
Union Flag Inn
Grade II Listed Building
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 1910 to 1926
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.
The Walk Blue Plaque The Walk pre-1824 A key part of the urban fabric of Rochdale since the industrial revolution, this narrow ‘ginnel’ (historic street) has been a well-used route in the town centre for centuries. The walk was created by the Vavasour family to obtain easy access from their house (now The Lloyds bank) to…
Traditional Lancashire Bonfire Black Peas It’s getting near that time again for Traditional Lancashire Bonfire Black Peas, plenty of black peas on eBay right now. For all the Rochdale Ex-pats please see the recipe below, Traditional Black Peas To serve 6-8 people (usually eaten as a small snack/nibble) Use: 1 cup / 150g black peas…
Sudden Subway Manchester Road
Sudden Subway Manchester Road Photos by Philip J Chin