Photo of Blackburn, Sudell Cross 1895

Blackburn, Sudell Cross 1895

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Memories of Blackburn

How Backburn Changed My Life

I came up from London in 1959 to work as a pianist in the Jeff Oaks Band who was the the resident band at the Mecca Locarno, who after a while was moving on to another ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Ralph Burton

Shopping Days

This photo is as I remember Church St when I was a little girl. I had three younger brothers and when Mother took us to town she often went into Woolworths. We were told that if we ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Susan Walsh

Nurse Training

I started my SRN training in 1973. In those days the Nurses' Home still exsisted but the view was obscured by the more recent additional buildings to the Infirmary, which included ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Susan Walsh

First Stay In Infirmary

I was 8 years old when on November the 5th I was not at all well. My mum was at work in the cotton mill in Lower Darwen, my sister and brother were out at the bonfire ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Carole Osman

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About this photo

The shops behind the big lamp in the centre of the road are interesting. Next to the draper's shop on the left is Walmsley's Stationers and Bookshop. The large window proudly proclaims that they have a Bible and Prayer Book Department. The horse-drawn tram heads off towards the Town Hall. The Sudell family can be traced back to the reign of Edward VI. They owned land in Blackburn and out at Oozebooth. The family built a large town house on King Street. They also built a large warehouse, and Sudell Court and Sudell's Yard appeared round it. Henry Sudell, the last of the family to live in Blackburn, enclosed Woodfold Park, and built the Hall there. He also bought the manorial rights at Mellor. For all his money (he was a millionaire by 1815), he was a very fair employer, and averted a troublesome strike in August 1818 by agreeing to a 5% rise in wages. In 1827 he lost thousands in overseas trade, and was forced into bankruptcy. He paid his creditors over 19/- in the pound, but they never forgave him; he moved to Bath to live in retirement.

This is an excerpt from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories, by Cliff Hayes

The shops behind the big lamp in the centre of the road are interesting. Next to the draper's shop on the left is Walmsley's Stationers and Bookshop.The large window proudly proclaims that they have a Bible and Prayer Book Department.The horse-drawn tram heads off towards the Town Hall.The Sudell family can be traced back to the reign of Edward VI.They owned land in Blackburn and out at Oozebooth. The family built a large town house on King Street.They also built a large warehouse, and Sudell Court and Sudell's Yard appeared round it. Henry Sudell, the last of the family to live in Blackburn, enclosed Woodfold Park, and built the Hall there.