Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Westhoughton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

A Childhood 1940s

My grandfather bought Hendersons in c1911 and it was the principal drapers and furnishers in the town until my Dad sold the business c1961. It then became a John Blundells and is now I believe the Waitrose in the Old High ...Read full memory

My First Home Of My Own

I MOVED TO STEVENAGE LIKE MOST YOUNG PEOPLE AT THAT TIME TO GET A HOUSE YOU HAD NO CHANCES ELSEWHERE MY BROTHER ALREADY LIVED THERE SO I WAS ABLE TO LODGE WITH HIM GOT A JOB AT BEA SYSTEMS AS AN AID STOREKEEPER HAVING ...Read full memory

A memory of Stevenage

The Mecca

Saturday morning for kids at the mecca

A memory of Stevenage