Bacup, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Photo Books on Bacup

Browse 27 photo books on Bacup and the surrounding area.

Coming Home From Bacup Baths

I remember as a kid spending many hours in Bacup Baths. The little bath and the big bath. The coal covered colliers scrubbing each others backs in the showers. I remember swimming for bacup during the 50s. Swimmers names like Marshall, Woodcock, Gee, Thomas, Andrews. I would play TIG in the baths with other lads. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bacup by Mike Grogan

Playing On The Bonks

I lived at 149 Plantation Street, born 1950, till Plant Back as it was known was demolished around 1963 approx. My Uncle Albert had a printing business there called Martin Holt Printers. Most of my memories I can recall was playing on the Bonks as we called it with the Mullins, Herberts, Keos and Westwells, we used to drop ...Read full memory

A memory of Bacup by Tony James Holt

Relations

I have just visited my great aunties house and was very interested to find a photo on the wall of this house with a note attached - it appears to have been the family home of my great Uncle Joe's parents. Would anyone know how I would find more information about it - like the years they lived there etc

A memory of Bacup by Louise Bradley