Memories of Rochdale

Abc Cinema Rochdale.

I worked as a trainee projectionist at the ABC cinema in Rochdale. Happy days. I now live in south Germany as my wife is German. But I do miss my old job.

A memory of Rochdale by Barry Finan

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 war. They did house calls in those days. The ...Read full memory

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.

Norden And Bank House Pulpit

I remember once a year (c1961) a man used to ride on horseback from Rochdale to Norden dressed as John Wesley (or his brother?) and he used to go up to Bank House Farm where there was the original pulpit from when one ...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 we would walk miles along the banks of a ...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

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?

Ahh, Memories!

My family (well, me mum, older brother and I), moved to Rochdale in '53 and lived on Norrey's St, (off George St, which ran parallel with Ramsey St), and I have many memories of the time - particularly of taking all the local ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Pat Hocking


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 been called mount pleasant but I ca'nt find ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

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