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


I lived in Accrington . Maden Street . Went to Holy Family School. Often went in the Block Aid Pub. And lived with Annette Krywisneack. Many happy memories . I also had many friends in Accrington Keith Allen and all the biker people. I now live on a narrow boat with my husband.

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 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)

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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