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…
Peterloo Demonstration Blue Plaque
Peterloo Demonstration 1819
The Middleton contingent congregated here in Barrowfield and marched to St Peter’s Field in Manchester led by Sam Bamford. The meeting, popularly known as “Peterloo Massacre”, was in support of the vote for the working classes. 16 Middleton people were injured.
69 Morton Street, Middleton
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
Old Market Place Blue Plaque
Old Market Place 1791
Facing this plaque was the Old Market Place. Lord Suffield obtained a Market Charter from George III in 1791 to hold a weekly market and three annual fairs. Suffield built warehouses, a market house and shambles at his own expense.
27 Long Street, Middleton
Touchstones Blue Plaque Touchstones Rochdale 1884 Touchstones Rochdale Grade II listed 1884 (extended in 1903 and 1913) The Rochdale Town Hall fire of 1883 destroyed the clock tower library and led to the opening of the purpose built ‘Free Public Library’ one year later. The library was extended to include a Museum and Art Gallery,…
Rochdale Market Blue Plaque
Rochdale was one of the first towns in Lancashire to obtain Market Charter (1251).
The market was held in this vicinity until the mid 18th. Thrice – yearly cattle markets continued here until 1887
Church Lane, Rochdale
Rochdale Digital Festival Festival will help you get to grips with technology The borough stages its first digital festival next month, aiming to de-mystify technology and show just how useful and easy it can be. Rochdale Digital Festival will be staged on Saturday 28 February at Number One Riverside in the town centre. Whether it’s…
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Middleton The Old Grammar School Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Middleton was founded in 1572, and is a beautifully restored Tudor building. In 1412 Thomas Langley, Chancellor of England at the time, who was also educated in Middleton rebuilt the Parish Church and founded a charity school which became The Queen Elizabeth…
Hare Hill Park Littleborough
Hare Hill Park Littleborough, photo by Eileen Lawless
Hare Hill Park Littleborough, showing the bandstand that was presented to the people of Littleborough by Mr J Cryer in 1902.
Princess Alexandra Visits Toad Lane 1981
Princess Alexandra Visits Toad Lane 1981, photo by Harold Howarth
Princess Alexandra Visits Rochdale’s Co-op Museum on Toad Lane in June 1981
Rochdale Sunken Gardens Rochdale Sunken Gardens, photo by Beverley Cooney 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…