Bacup Memories

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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)

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)

The fountain and the swimming baths were the responsibility of my uncle, George Ashworth, who for many years was Chief Engineer for Bacup Borough water works.

Happy 60th Des from Ray,Rhonda,Kristie&Matt

My brother Laurence and I attended St Marys Primary School around 1949 to 1951 we lived in Greens Mill with our parents I remember two sisters who lived in the same row called Mary and Veronica Evans MY name was Margaret Dunn my brother Lawrence

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.