Memories of Rochdale

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 1955 and we lived there until we moved to ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale

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

Drake Street

I was born in Rochdale in 1934. I attended Champness Hall Sunday School, 1940 -52, which was situated just below the Rochdale Observer offices (on the left of the photo). It was a large Methodist Central Hall with offices used by ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by stanley.rudman

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Lennie Capuano

Fond Memories

I used to work in the High Class Department Store opposite to The Walk. It was owned by the Haworth family, with the gentleman's outfitters next door owned by another member of the same family. When the store was ready for ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Lynne Wood

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 Common, opposite Falinge Park. After school ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Norman Foulds

Mozaics

I lived just a few hundred yards from St John's Church and attended mass every Sunday as well as Stations of the Cross or Benediction on Sunday Nights. There is an amazing area of mozaic behind the altar. I also attended the school ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Marcia Cotton

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochdale by Edith Unsworth

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

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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