Memories of Rochdale

Why Ashworth

We left Rochdale when I was three, so only have memories of visits to aunties and uncles. We stayed at Deplish Cottage, my mother's family hom, the Frosts. Father was an Ashworth, is ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by John Ashworth


I was born on Elliot st in dec 1944 in 1945 I was placed in an orphanage in a convent in facit where I spent about two years. I would love to find out about this place,i think it may have ...Read full memory


it was woods shop we had all colors made our fav was sapphire blue with red turn ups and black double stripes on the zipped pockets oh to be 14 agen

A memory of Rochdale by Lennie Capuano

Cronkeyshaw Junior School

I'm writing about my memories of Cronkeyshaw School. It was situated to the north of Rochdale Town Centre in the corner of a large open common grassland area, Cronkeyshaw ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Norman Foulds

Drake Street.

Although we lived in Spotland, our family Doctor was a Doctor Gordon a brusque Scot whom I was Little afraid of. His surgery was at the top left side of Drake street. Just after the ...Read full memory

Daredevil Balancing

I used to live at Daniel Fold Spot land Rochdale, from 1949 ton1955.  In 1954 my brother Eric was 8 and I was 9. We would play in a nearby valley we called Healey Dell, and ...Read full memory

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?

Nor Den Riviera

I used to live on Bury Road and was a keen swimmer. Well I remember if the swimming baths were busy, I used to hop on the Norden bus and go to the outdoor pool at Norden known as the riviera, boy was that water cod, but what great fun was had.

Pollards Shop

My father and mother bought the fireplace shop in Milnrow Road ( it was called Pollards - and they kept its name), they moved in with my older brother in about 1954. I was born in ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale

1947 Onward

I also remember there was a slaughter house on (think it was) Blackwater Street, or it could have been Toad Lane. There was a pub across from it called Dusty Miller that was next door ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Lennie Capuano

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