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.
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.
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.
Rochdale Sunken Gardens are situated behind Rochdale’s glorious war memorial and are also known as The Memorial Gardens.
The Memorial Gardens are a prominent part of Rochdale’s beautiful town centre landscape. They were built in 1948 as a Garden of Remembrance and include an ornate fountain, as well as Rochdale Cenotaph which was designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed the famous War Memorial in London along with many others.
Veronica AshtonFirst time I’ve seen water in the fountain since I was a child, lovely x
24 August at 13:33
Cathal McenteeJaysus, that was`nt yesterday….x
29 August at 14:15
Pat Merchant BradyI had my beautiful wedding pictures taken here 26 years ago after my marriage at the registrars office. Well done one and all for keeping it in this lovely condition. X