Edenfield, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Lumb Mill

Lumb Mill in the 1950s I remember my late mother and father working at this mill in the 1950s. My father worked as a boiler man. As a child I visited the mill during the school holidays also at weekends. I used to join my father in the boiler house. He used to let me press buttons and turn valves on and off under his ...Read full memory

A memory of Edenfield by k.drummond


I was born in 1950, and lived in Edenfield from 1955-1961, when we moved to Stubbins. I went to the primary school, where the teachers were Mrs Horton and Mr. Parker. Then he was followed by Mr. Howorth. My friends at the school at this time were Michael Southern, whose mum and dad had the Coach and Horses pub for a time. My main ...Read full memory

Childhood Memories 1950 Onwards.

I was born in 1948 and we moved to Irwell Vale (Bowker Street) in 1949.  We moved again onto Hardsough Terrace when I was five years old. I lived and worked in Irwell Vale until 1972. The village had a Co-op, a Methodist Church and chip shop/grocer’s shop (owned by the McDowell family), which was on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Edenfield by k.drummond