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

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 to Marsh's cafe. I too remember the shop on Blackwater Street where you could get studs of every shape to put onto your leather belt, I also think ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Lennie Capuano

A Rochdale Childhood

My first memory of Rochdale town hall was seeing the King and Queen on the balcony in 1937 when they were on their coronation tour. Another visitor seen there was Gracie Fields. During my childhood, (1930-1945) I remember seeing the Pace Egging play in the Town Hall, a fascinating and traditional event. Later I ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Edith Unsworth

Murder In Rochdale 1960s

I was working at John Brights Fieldhouse Mills from 1959 - 1964. To begin with I worked in Canvas No 5 0ffice. The office manager was Rupert Parrington, and some time in 1960/61 he employed a new clerk by the name of Marilyn ? About 6 weeks after starting work she failed to,turn up,for work on Monday morning.That same ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale