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…
Rochdale Flats or The Seven Sisters during construction can be seen in this old grainy video clip.
Good footage from the races and inside the pits looking at the race tuned scooters & side cars. Local Rochdale rider was Pete merchant.
to put Middleton’s treasures on film and encourage visitors and residents to fall in love with the town.
A history of Rochdale from early times to the turn of the 21st century. With John Cole, Richard Catlow and Nick Wilding.
Coconut Dancers, they have been part of our local heritage since time immemorial, how many remember seeing them?
Rochdale Coconut Dance
Performed by Bellowhead at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2010. Rochdale Coconut Dance was traditionally performed at Rush Bearing Festivals around this area.
I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the inside of St Edmunds Church, Falinge, Rochdale. Here is a short clip.
A great day out at Littleborough Rush Bearing Festival
Inspiration for Denise’s books came from Littleborough where she lives with her husband Jeremy and son Rees. She developed her ideas for storylines and chapter settings during her walks around Littleborough including Hare Hill Park and along Rochdale Canal.
For tales of terror & horrifying hauntings and a fun entertaining evening get you cannot go wrong.
Whether you love them or hate them the windmills over Rochdale are here to stay, this video goes a long way towards showing the marvelous countryside around our area and for me personally towards liking the structures themselves.