Accrington, Blackburn Road c.1965

Accrington, Blackburn Road c.1965

Neg. A19022

Memories of Accrington

School Days

The building behind the church is where I went to school from 1955 1961. It was called Central Preparatory School and the headmistress was Miss Caulfield.

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

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 like ...Read full memory

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

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About this photo

We are looking across the Market Place. The Market Hall is just visible on the left, and the area beside it still serves as the town's main bus terminal. Beside the imposing 19th-century bank building, which overlooks the corner of Blackburn Road, rises a naked steel tower, a herald of the monotonous shopping developments that have robbed character from Britain's towns.

Garth Dawson's Camera Cabin, located behind the clock (centre, behind the bus), has had several locations around the centre of Accrington, and is now sited round the corner on Blackburn Road. E J Riley's, once the towering giant of snooker and billiards and based in the town, had a shop on the left. They also made other sports equipment such as golf clubs and bowls.

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