|It used to be Tattersall's builders yard, behind Manchester Road.|
|Hallams - Bakers - Notice signs for Turog and Hovis|
|Hansons Drapers later Halifax Building Society|
|Mr. Rothwells Shop at Corner with Park St|
|The Old Toll Bar which was on the corner with Bury Road|
|Sign on Woolpack|
Manchester Road (South Side)
Starting from the traffic lights you have the old Commercial Hotel, a hotel were many years ago Sir Winston Churchill had stayed. Then next door to the Commercial was the old bus shelter which also to its rear accomodated the "public conveniences". I remember waiting for the Accrington bus from here, I think the journey was No.4, it was quite a large stone structure with heavy duty wooden forms to sit on. Next door and the first private business along here was Whittles Wines and Spirits who were also wholesalers. They had their name signwritten in "script" on the dark glass windows. This sort of banners were popular them days. I think it was next door, can't remember what it originally was but do remember it being Tommy Hollins Men's Clothes shop, Tommy had moved up from Helmshore where he had been very popular over the years with his shop down there. Nowadays this shop is a bespoke tailors shop. Next door was Mildred's Ladies dress shop which was owned by Clifford Shutt's wife. And next to that was Florrie Bennett's another ladies clothes shop and then we came to the shop at the end which was Coulson's TV and Electrical goods shop, which later became the Job Centre and much later became Plus 2 Hairdressers.
|Wesleyan Schoolroom on corner with Warner St|
In later years better known as "The Clinic"
|Where Temperence Bar was and Mr Barnes's Plumbers|
|Mr. Rothwells shop|
After crossing the junction the shops began with a hairdressers and between here and the temperance bar there was a Bakers by the name of Shaws. Further down the row was (No.113) "The Temperence Bar, a cafe we used to go in after being at the local swimming baths and was always good for a hot cup of Bovril and a packet of crisps, over the years the cafe had been owned by the Tattersall's, Jackson's and Lewis's. A little further on and there is now a wide gap where (No 125 or 127) used to be. Here there used to be a grocers shop owned by amongst others the Riley's and also Jack Rothwell. Then further on and just before the end is (No.131) which was Mr. & Mrs. Moran's business (Mayor of Haslingden 1946/47) She ran a ladies hairdressers downstairs and he was a chiropodist who worked from upstairs. Carry on to the end of the row and there used to be (No.133) Mr. Barnes's Plumbers Shop which was at the corner with St. Peters Avenue.
|The Old Post Office, Top of Whiteley Street.|
|Advert for Bright's Garage|
|Another nice photo of Manchester Road and corner of Dale Street (Click over to enlarge)|
Photo: Kindly shared by Tim Kirby