Accrington, Blackburn Road c.1955

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Caption for Accrington, Blackburn Road c1955: It is interesting to compare this photograph with picture No 40116 on pages 70 to 71, which was taken from nearly the same spot, but 50 years earlier. The street is still cobbled, but the tram lines have gone. Our 'Cash Clothing' shop is now just an ordinary shop (next to the Savoy Cafe on the right). It looks like a good solid Silver Cross pram parked outside the tobacconist's on the left of our photograph.

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)

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.

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)

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)

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Caption for Accrington, Blackburn Road c1955: It is interesting to compare this photograph with picture No 40116 on pages 70 to 71, which was taken from nearly the same spot, but 50 years earlier. The street is still cobbled, but the tram lines have gone. Our 'Cash Clothing' shop is now just an ordinary shop (next to the Savoy Cafe on the right). It looks like a good solid Silver Cross pram parked outside the tobacconist's on the left of our photograph.

An extract from Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories.

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