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…
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
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 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…
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…
Rochdale Art Gallery
Rochdale Art Gallery, photo from Harold Howarth
Rochdale Art Gallery taken in May 1980
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…
The Olde Boars Head Middleton The Olde Boars Head Public House, Middleton Rochdale Past, Present & Future. on the main Road into Middleton opposite the Library ish 13 July at 18:39 Deena Brooks Middleton and believe it or not its not Rochdale Past, Present & Future. 13 July at 20:55 Sarah Duty Is…
Toad Lane Coop Tea Sign
Open the River? Yes or No?
Deeply Vale Festivals have become legendary over the years, now there is a box set coming out with lots of music and memories. Bring What You Expect To Find