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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.

My Wonderful Rochdale Memories.

I have lived in Devon for the last twenty one years but in my thoughts and my dreams i still visit my Northern home of Rochdale. I grew up in primrose Street with the wonderful bakery called Rideoughs at the top of the street. Lenny barn and the fantastic Falinge park. Walks in Healey dell and Halls chip shop on ...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 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