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

Grandfather's Baptism

My Grandfather was baptised here in October 1891.

A memory of Accrington

Accrington Life

I lived in Accrington . Maden Street . Went to Holy Family School. Often went in the Block Aid Pub. And lived with Annette Krywisneack. Many happy memories . I also had many friends in Accrington Keith Allen and all the biker people. I now live on a narrow boat with my husband.

A memory of Accrington by Karen Hrabec

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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.

Garth Dawson's Camera Cabin, located behind the clock (centre, behind the bus), has had several locations around the centre of Accrington, and is now sited round the corner on Blackburn Road. E J Riley's, once the towering giant of snooker and billiards and based in the town, had a shop on the left. They also made other sports equipment such as golf clubs and bowls.