Bacup, The Rose Gardens c.1955

Memories of Bacup


Hi, my name is John Andrew Halliwell. I used to live on Bankside Lane. The street above the bonks, I and some of my friends had many hours of fun there, much to the displeasure of my parents. Thanks for bringing back the memories. 1962 I emigrated here to Australia.

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)

From being born on Fountain Terrace, Bacup in January 1950, to leaving in the summer of 1957 to go and live up Gladstone Street. I remember myself and my two sisters living in a mid-terrace house with no electricity and no central heating - just a back stove. The house had stone (...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)

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