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.

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 German. I am told all records of the school were destroyed. I am trying to find any photos of them with pupils and staff of the school, any ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Carolyn Dee

Born In Rochdale

I was born in Tatham Strret and then we lived on Milnrow Road where my parents owned a fireplace and china shop. I have many happy memories of my childhood there. I used to go next door to Harold the clog maker and play with the odd parts of the clogs, I think I plagued the life out of the poor man. We came back not so long ...Read full memory

Park Follies

Although I lived in London I spent much of the summer holidays with my Auntie Mabel and Uncle Bill in Greenhill Avenue, Rochdale. I was 12 then and spent a lot of the time on Lenny Barn with the local children. The rest of the time I remember was at a nearby park which I suppose was Falinge Park where I watched the Park ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Roger Windsor