Accrington, Market Hall 1897
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Here we see a close-up view of the Market Hall with its imposing front and large statues mounted over the entrance. There was a corn market in Accrington as far back as the 16th century. This Market Hall was opened on 23 October 1868 by Samuel Dugdale, Chairman of the local Board of Health. It contained 80 permanent stalls and shops, plus 23 lock-ups in the basement, served by lifts, for the use of the stall-holders. Market days were Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Early closing day was Wednesday.

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My Grandfather was baptised here in October 1891.
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 ...see more
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.
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 mechanic in the milling room, but after a year I asked for a transfer to the tool room. George ...see more