Blackley

Genealogy, history and memories of Blackley, Manchester, UK

Undated Photographs

There are lots of memories out there of how things used to be in Blackley.  Below are links to some photographs where, unfortunately, the date is unknown.

Thank you to everyone who has sent photos for this collection.  If you have any photographs you would like to contribute, please contact us.

If anyone has any further information about the photographs (or can confirm their content or date), please contact us.  It would be especially nice if anyone could name anyone on the Whit Walks photographs and give an approximate date.


Photograph showing Blackley Band
(do you know or recognise anyone?)

Photograph showing Boggart Hole Clough

Photograph showing Rochdale Road, Barnes Green

Photograph of Castle House on the corner of Hill Lane and Rathbourne Avenue
There are now some flats on this site.

Photograph of Castle House looking up Hill Lane
There are now some flats on this site.

Old photograph showing Old Market Street looking towards St. Peter's Church

Old photograph showing Old Market Street with Ye Golden Lion and The Lion & Lamb Hotel (date unknown - do you know the date?)

Old photograph showing Old Market Street with The Lion & Lamb Hotel

Old photograph showing Valentine Brow

Old photograph showing Valentine Brow in colour

Photograph (probably) showing the Whit Walks processions

Second photograph (probably) showing the Whit Walks processions

Third photograph showing the Whit Walks processions
The man carrying the banner on the left (as you look at the photo) is Leslie Harrison. Do you recognise anyone else in the picture?

Fourth photograph (probably) showing the Whit Walks processions
The man second in the line is Jack Cooke. Do you recognise anyone else in the photograph?

A photograph showing the clergy and choir at Davyhulme Parish Church with the following details on the reverse:
"Photograph of Rev. Rideal (in the centre) at Davyhulme Parish Church"
"Don't know whether this is of interest to you. Jack's cousin sent it to us. She said he was a very nice man."

Photograph of a framed photograph of Grace Rideal (with two other people).
The photograph is on display in the vestry at St. Peter's Church.