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.
Lisa LeeMy Dad bought my nurses buckle from that jewellers when I qualified in 1991
Angeline TealeButterworths jewellers, my grandmother, took me to have my ears peirced, when I was 11 years old they used a right contraception, to do the procedure, nothing like the niffty, bits of mechanisms they use today, I told her mum and dad said I could have them done. She believed me , well you can imagine my parents were furious when I arrived home with my two throbbing little ears, no sympathy there, how naughty was that ???
Jenny WentI had my engagement and wedding rings from there in the 60’s
Once the focal point for the old town which before the Industrial Revolution occupied the ridge towards Rochdale. Nearby street names – High Street and Cheapside – identify the old town. Cottage silk weaving was practised in the surrounding area.
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.
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. The Earl of Uxbridge stopped here in 1817 to replace his cork leg after the Battle of Waterloo.
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.
The River Roch is bridged for a distance of 445 metres – the widest bridge in Europe. Originally dating from at least the early 17th century, it was first extended from Yorkshire Street to Wellington Bridge in 1904 and again in 1910, 1923 and 1926.