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A Few Photos of Rochdale

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1987 – old boys celebrate 50 years of  Rugby

my dad Keith Miller is 2nd on the left, back row

Rochdale Market

as it used to be

A Rochdale wedding photo

found in my mothers album  - someone called Heap I believe

A Rochdale Weaving shed 1900

My grandfather John Ashworth worked in the Cotton and Woolen mills for 60 years as did his father before him


Closure of Lanehead Chapel in 1959

The Wesleyan Methodist chapel where all the 'Ashworth' family were baptised.. I'm the gawky girl right in the middle of the front row !

Rochdale Infirmary late 1800s

No TV for the patients to watch then ?

Edwards and Brynings printing department

Owned by my GG Uncle Charles Bryning and where both my grandfather John Miller and my father Keith Miller spent all their working lives

Spotland Bridge 1903

The area of Rochdale where my mother lived before her marriage

Whitsun Parade lower Bentley street about 1960

Shawclough road is just behind. My mother is the leftmost of the two women in the middle of the photo - love those hats !

Whitsun Parade Whitworth Road about 1960

Rose Queen Jackie Parker from Christ Church Healey - Just across the road from our house

Women’s Hockey Team about 1930

My mum is middle right on the back row


Rochdale Centre in 1909

before the river was covered over


Dressing-up (?) in Spotland about 1920

Asume this was some sort of theatrical production.  My mum is on the right end of the back row


Greenbank Junior School - about 1956

My class photo - I am showing my knees on the left of the second row back

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