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Caption for Accrington, Blackburn Road c1915: The railway line to Huncoat and Burnley crosses the road here. There was at one time another line down to Rawtenstall, joining what is now the East Lancashire Preserved Railway. As well as having three railway lines, the town also had three turnpike roads. They were the Whalley to Manchester Road (1790), now Abbey Street; the Blackburn Road (1826-7); and the road to Burnley (1838).

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Accrington

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)

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.

I remember the creaky stairs and stodgy atmosphere of Central Preparatory so well, even though it's now 44 years since I last heard the sterling tones of Mrs Kilshaw resounding through the classroom. Miss Backhouse was my personal favourite: a gentle, caring teacher who had the patience others seemed to lack. I still live (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at this school until about 1960 when I went to the technical school. I have fond memories of the headmistress and her blue-rinse hair do. Whilst I was there Miss Cauldfield left and a Miss Hackwood (hope this is correct) took over. To a child's eyes it all seemed to change.

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