Accrington, Blackburn Road 1899

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Caption for Accrington, Blackburn Road 1899: This photograph was taken from outside the Market Hall looking down Blackburn Road towards its junction with Abbey Street. Boots & David Lewis had led the way by being cash-only shops; by 1899, the trend of negotiating over a reduction in the marked price had almost died out. Here we see a Cash Clothing shop on the left, with its 'ready money bargains' piled high in the windows. 'Drink Altham's 2/4d Tea', proclaims the banner further down the street.

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

Memories 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 (...Read full memory)

We moved to Accrington fom Whalley 10th December 1941. I remember it because Syd Ashmeed and his band was broadcasting that day and Ronnie Brooks was the drummer and I wanted to listen to the broadcast but as we were moving I missed it. I started work at Howard & Bulloughs in April 1941 as an apprentice (...Read full memory)

The building behind the church is where I went to school from 1955 1961. It was called Central Preparatory School and the headmistress was Miss Caulfield.

This is Sacred Heart RC Church, in Accrington.  It has now been demolished.  I have many great memories and some not so great from this sacred place.  I felt like I had to share this info, with you when I saw this picture.  When the church was being knocked down there was a last service mass held and it was a ticket (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Accrington, Blackburn Road 1899: This photograph was taken from outside the Market Hall looking down Blackburn Road towards its junction with Abbey Street. Boots & David Lewis had led the way by being cash-only shops; by 1899, the trend of negotiating over a reduction in the marked price had almost died out. Here we see a Cash Clothing shop on the left, with its 'ready money bargains' piled high in the windows. 'Drink Altham's 2/4d Tea', proclaims the banner further down the street.

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

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