Norden, Rochdale The Sixties. - a Memory of Rochdale.
I was born at 60 Moss Row, Norden Rochdale on the 10th February 1954. Moss Row was a terrace of 41 houses following on from Clapgate Road. They were privately owned by a Mrs Milne. Moss Row was demolished for a never to happen by-pass of Norden village, this was a great waste of houses and separated lots of people who had been friends for many years. Myself and two mates, Willy Bird and Rob Crabtree were three terrors to the residents of Moss Row, frequently running from top to bottom of the street each knocking on every third door and just running off. Simple fun to amuse ourselves. I left school in 69 and went to work for a local butcher, Bob Martin. This was a time when Norden was still a small village, not like the sprawling conurbation it is today. Old people like to talk about the days when you could leave your doors unlocked, but on Moss Row, it was like a big community where people did just that.
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