Heywood, The Centre c.1955

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Caption for Heywood, The Centre C1955: St Luke's is Heywood's oldest place of worship, and is known to have existed prior to 1611. It was rebuilt between 1860 and 1862 to the design of Joseph Clarke; Yorkshire parpoint and Staffordshire ashlar were used for the external work and Bath stone ashlar inside. The detached tower and spire stands 188ft high; also featured in this picture is the large west window.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Heywood


I visited Heywood in November 2010, to see for myself the area where my family originated sometime in the 1600's. I know that was a long time ago, but, I swear, when I walked up Bury New Road to the top of Summit and then ventured into the farmer's field (that borders the Lower Lomax Farm) I could feel the connection (...Read full memory)

My great memories of the summit, known because of the summit pub, my grandad's local, what a great place to live, open fields, good neighbours. My gran and grandad moved there in 1936, a house full of love and laughter. Me and mum lived there with her 8 brothers and sisters, Saturday nights were card night. I remember Piggots (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Heywood, The Centre C1955: St Luke's is Heywood's oldest place of worship, and is known to have existed prior to 1611. It was rebuilt between 1860 and 1862 to the design of Joseph Clarke; Yorkshire parpoint and Staffordshire ashlar were used for the external work and Bath stone ashlar inside. The detached tower and spire stands 188ft high; also featured in this picture is the large west window.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

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