Photo of Blackburn, Sudell Cross 1895

Blackburn, Sudell Cross 1895

Neg. 35726

Memories of Blackburn

Were We Schoolmates?

Are you the Jimmy Cooper of about the 1940s? I went to St Aidan's school in Mill Hill, and my aunt Janie was the wife of Jack Caton, the Rovers' chairman. From 1941, I was at ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by John Mc Leod

"Apache"

This photo brings back memories filled with trepidation, it was 1960 and I had to go into Wythenshawe hospital for plastic surgery after falling off a bicycle I was 9yrs old. The day before ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by acko21660

Old Blackburn Lass

I was born in 1933 and brought up in Proctor Street, Grimshaw Park. I attended Christ Church School and then Audley Modern Secondary school from 1944 - 48. I left school and ...Read full memory

Cherry Tree Village Life

I lived in Cecilia Road, Cherry Tree (1930-1945), going in the navy in 1941. Blackburn Grammar School 1935-1941. Happy memories of St. Francis Church and the Rev. ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by James Cooper

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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.