Accrington, Blackburn Road c.1965

Accrington, Blackburn Road c.1965

Neg. A19022

Memories of Accrington

A Happy Accrington Childhood

My brother Anthony and I grew up in Barnes Street/Lee Street where my parents ran an off-licence from about 1953 - 1962. We both went to Miss Caulfield's Preparatory school and my brother went on to Blackburn ...Read full memory

Accrington As I Recall

We moved to Accrington fom Whalley 10th December 1941. I remember it because Syd Ashmeed and his band was broadcasting that day and Ronnie Brooks was the drummer and I wanted to listen to the broadcast but as we were ...Read full memory

School Days

The building behind the church is where I went to school from 1955 1961. It was called Central Preparatory School and the headmistress was Miss Caulfield.

Central Prep School

I was a pupil at this school until about 1960 when I went to the technical school. I have fond memories of the headmistress and her blue-rinse hair do. Whilst I was there Miss Cauldfield left and a Miss Hackwood (hope this is correct) took over. To a child's eyes it all seemed to change.

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History

We are looking across the Market Place. The Market Hall is just visible on the left, and the area beside it still serves as the town's main bus terminal. Beside the imposing 19th-century bank building, which overlooks the corner of Blackburn Road, rises a naked steel tower, a herald of the monotonous shopping developments that have robbed character from Britain's towns.