Burnley, Ormerod Hall 1895
Memories of Burnley, Ormerod Hall 1895
Ormerod House passed out of the Ormerod family when the male line died out and the three daughters of the last Ormerod married. Their husbands were John Hargreaves, a local coal mine owner, the Rev William Thursby who became vicar of the local church and General Scarlett who led the Charge of the Heavy Brigade to retake the field after the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. The family fortunes grew with the mines during the Industrial Revolution and the boom in the cotton industry but in their enthusiasm to mine more and more coal they managed to extend the mine workings from the pit head some four miles away, under the house which caused subsidence damage to such an extent that the main house ...Read full memory
Memories of Burnley
I've just read about a man who worked at Platers and Stampers for a year and hated it. I worked at Hapton Valley Pit for 2 years and in that time helped to carry out 3 dead bodies on separate occasions. I decided that it was not for me and decided also to join the RAF in late 1955. After 38 years of the RAF I retired with a ...Read full memory
I was born here in November 1934
My family of 8 moved to Duke Bar in 1960. I was 6 years old. We lived on Pheasantford Street, which is not visible on the photo but it was a right turn before reaching the Duke of York Hotel. I worked at Hudson's cake shop opposite the left side of the hotel. I worked for Mr and Mrs Hudson and served in the shop on Saturdays. ...Read full memory
My uncle lived at no 6. Does anyone remember them from the 1920's they were the Brooks and lived there into the 90's!! I lived in Belvedere rd in the 40's and remember visiting them in Dukebar.