Darwen, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Primary School

I attended St. John's Primary School from age late 8 to 11, we used to go to church on Monday morning where we would walk round from the school to Sough Road where the church was.

A memory of Darwen by Gerald Duxbury

Darwen Market The Old Glass Shed

I was born in Cranberry Lane in 1957 and I remember the old market very well. There was the 'pot man', Annie and her second hand stall and the old market cafe. In summer there was the ice-cream man near the steps at Railway Road. Later on I worked on the market after school and on Saturdays for Betty who sold ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Pamela Haworth

My Young Life As Part Of Holy Trinity

I spent all my young life in Darwen as part of Holy Trinity. I went to Holy Trinity school and went to the church as far back as I can remember. My grandparents were Joe and Pie Parson and were very involved in the church. They lived in Lelvin street and I remember vividly the after carol singing food and ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Sue Livingstone