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 wanted ...Read full memory

Mrs Kilshaw

I remember the creaky stairs and stodgy atmosphere of Central Preparatory so well, even though it's now 44 years since I last heard the sterling tones of Mrs Kilshaw resounding through ...Read full memory

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