Accrington, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Accrington and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Living In Old Skem

Born in 1961 in Ormskirk Hospital to Richard & Eva Esp, i have lived in Skem for 21years before moving to Kitt Green Wigan after getting married. My memories of Skem is the schools i attended first Barns Road, then ...Read full memory


My mother was born in Sandy Lane, at the very top of the road above Hutchinsons Chemists!

A memory of Skelmersdale


I lived in Skelmersdale very briefly in 1966, during which time I attended both Barnes Road School as well as Brookfield (although memory fails me as to why I was moved from one to the other, or even which came first for that ...Read full memory