Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Drake Street

I was born in Rochdale in 1934. I attended Champness Hall Sunday School, 1940 -52, which was situated just below the Rochdale Observer offices (on the left of the photo). It was a large ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by stanley.rudman

Rochdale Technical School

My grandparents were teachers at the school from 1895-1909. John Frederick Wiilkinson and his wife Lydie Wilkinson, who was French. He taught Maths and she taught French and ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Carolyn Dee

The Lodge Falinge 1901

My husband Brian Biggins' maternal grandfather Thomas Wolfenden was 42 and lived in the Lodge Falinge Park. He was a dyer in a cotton mill and had formerly been a farmer's helper. Has anyone got any ideas about how we can find information about why he would be living there?

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