Important Notice Regarding Delivery:
We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.
A Happy Accrington Childhood
A Memory of Accrington.
My brother Anthony and I grew up in Barnes Street/Lee Street where my parents ran an off-licence from about 1953 - 1962. We both went to Miss Caulfield's Preparatory school and my brother went on to Blackburn Grammar School. We used to play in the streets and up at the coppice and the nearby park. I remember Plantation Street as one of the streets we traversed to get to school. David Benson and Peter Schofield and his sister were our neighbouring children, and we played with them. We were catholics and went to mass at the Sacred Heart every Sunday morning. I used to go horse-riding in Baxenden and roller skating in Great Harwood - those were the days!
We very recently re-visted the street, and although the off-licence is closed and boarded up there were signs that people still live there although we were sadly too timid to knock on the door - loud music blaring etc. The cobbles in the back alley looked as familiary as 50 odd years ago. Very happy memories of a happy childhood.