Accrington, St John's Church 1899

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The Church of St John the Evangelist was completed in 1870. The new parish was carved out of St James' parish as more and more houses and industry were attracted to the Burnley Road area. It has always been the largest Church of England church in Accrington, accommodating 800 people before alterations in the last century. The tower, very much a feature of the townscape, is unusual in that it is constructed in three stages with freestanding pinnacles beside the spire.

Memories of Accrington

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 moving I missed it. I started work at Howard & Bulloughs in April 1941 as an apprentice mechanic in ...Read full memory

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 Grammar School. We used to play in the streets and up at the coppice and the nearby park. I ...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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