Saint Edmunds Saint Edmunds Church in Falinge, Rochdale. Grade I Listed Building Mark Tee This is a Masonic Church. This church was dedicated to Freemasonry and is the only such example in England. Rochdale Past, Present & Future. I agree with you Mark, I may be wrong but it is my understanding that Freemasons do…
West Street Baptist Church Photo by Philip John Chin, taken on Buckley Street, 25th of June 2005 Philip John Chin Not sure what this building is, but it caught my eye. not sure of its fate, I hope its been restored Lisa Webb It was there not so long ago. It was the original west street…
Saint Josephs RC Church Heywood
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…
Middleton Hall Blue Plaque
Site of Middleton Hall
Home of the Lords of Middleton.
Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton
Middleton Parish School Blue Plaque
Parish School 1842
Grade II listed building
National school erected for St Leonard’s Church by Reverend Richard Dunford (later Bishop of Chichester). Extended 1892 by Reverend T.E. Cleworth. Last used as a school in 1979.
Nature’s Nursery, Long Street, Middleton
The Falcon Inn Blue Plaque The Falcon Inn P.H, 18-20 Church Street, Littleborough Early 19th Century From 1657 the inn and the farm covered land down to the river. The building became a Coaching Inn in the early nineteenth century. At this time the main activities took place in the square at the rear where…
Town Hall Blue Plaque
Town Hall 1871-87
Grade I Listed Building
Following a disastrous fire in 1883 the tower was rebuilt in 1887 to designs by A. Waterhouse.
Nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture.
The Esplanade, Rochdale
John Bright Blue Plaque John Bright 1811-89 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. Wall of the “Society of Friends” (Quaker’s) Burial Ground, George Street/Ball Street, Rochdale Alison…
Butterworth Jewellers Blue Plaque Butterworth Jewellers 1896 Since 1903, this property has been occupied by Butterworth Jewellers, which is the longest established family-run business within the town centre. 14 Drake Street, Rochdale Lisa Lee My Dad bought my nurses buckle from that jewellers when I qualified in 1991 Angeline Teale Butterworths jewellers, my grandmother, took…
The Roebuck Blue Plaque The Roebuck Public House C. 1814 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.…