Bacup, The Fountain, St James Square c.1955

Memories of Bacup


I lived at 149 Plantation Street, born 1950, till Plant Back as it was known was demolished around 1963 approx. My Uncle Albert had a printing business there called Martin Holt Printers. Most of my memories I can recall was playing on the Bonks as we called it with the Mullins, Herberts, Keos and Westwells, we used to (...Read full memory)

I remember as a kid spending many hours in Bacup Baths. The little bath and the big bath. The coal covered colliers scrubbing each others backs in the showers. I remember swimming for bacup during the 50s. Swimmers names like Marshall, Woodcock, Gee, Thomas, Andrews. I would play TIG in the baths with other (...Read full memory)

I have just visited my great aunties house and was very interested to find a photo on the wall of this house with a note attached - it appears to have been the family home of my great Uncle Joe's parents. Would anyone know how I would find more information about it - like the years they lived there etc

i was born in 7 greens mill bacup in september 1950 my fathers name was stephen dunn all but 2 of the family of 10 were born in bacup i have been researching my grandfather s history his name was lawrence patrick dunn he died in 1917 in france i have also found out that he wrote to the bacup times on a regular basis my (...Read full memory)

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