Touchstones Blue Plaques Rochdale

Touchstones Blue Plaque

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,…

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Middleton

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Middleton

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…

Rochdale Sunken Gardens

Rochdale Sunken Gardens

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…

Middleton Steam Surprise Fair May 1976

Middleton Steam Surprise Fair May 1976

Middleton Steam Surprise Fair May 1976 Bowlee Park. A brief record of the second FSU Steam Surprise Fair at Bowlee Recreation Ground, Middleton (Rochdale, UK) in May 1976. Fairground Rides, Traction Engines, Vintage Cars & more! Shot on odds and ends of film, but with real location sound. – – Filmed by Keith W. Brookes…