Norden Riviera - a Memory of Rochdale.
Yes it was a sort of luxury to have the outdoor pool at Norden, people would descend upon the Riviera every weekend. For me though it was short lived as we moved to Norden in 61 and it closed in 63. I think the Tannery owned the land and the lease ran out. The Tannery later used the changing rooms etc., for storage of hides.
I do remember it took ages to get into the water as it was freezing.
I remember the Watson family lived in the house to the left as one went down the lane to the Riviera.
They went to live on a farm far up Woodhouse Lane called Doldrums once the Riviera closed. All that area is housing now. Does anyone remember the big wooden cross in the woods behind the Riviera? My pal Joyce and I thought it had to be a horse as it was so tall.
A memory shared by on Oct 7th, 2015.
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