Accrington, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

Sacred Heart Church

This is Sacred Heart RC Church, in Accrington.  It has now been demolished.  I have many great memories and some not so great from this sacred place.  I felt ...Read full memory