Memories of Blackburn

This photo brings back memories filled with trepidation, it was 1960 and I had to go into Wythenshawe hospital for plastic surgery after falling off a bicycle I was 9yrs old. The day before I was to be admitted my mum and my Auntie Jean took me down to Woolworths to buy me a Plastic "Frido" football to cheer me up. Their were gents (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1935 and raised in Blackburn, attending the Grammar School until my widowed mother could not afford to keep me there. I left school in February 1952 and got a job as a Junior Clerk in the Markets Department of the corporation, which was then run by James Peel with other office members (...Read full memory)

I moved with my parents from Preston to Blackburn in 1946 We lived on Park Avenue off Shear Brow attended Four Lanes End CP School on Revidge Road where I was very happy My recollections of that school was a teacher called Mr Sharples who when he caught you whispering in class would throw the wooden board duster at (...Read full memory)

I am trying to make contact with any close family or friends of the late Bryan Sharples and his late wife Sarah (Sally) McKinnell. Bryan was born in Blackburn in 1932, served with the 11th Hussars in the Regimental Band and worked for Yates & Thomas. Sarah was born in Belfast in 1937 and they married (...Read full memory)

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