As an adjunct to the latest article:
Michael Mullaney added - 8th April 2017:
From The Station to
"Buying and Selling 302 Blackburn Road in the 1970s"
National Westminster Bank
Selling 302 Blackburn Road
Goodbye ... to the National Westminster Bank
It all started off from Haslingden......
And here we have a little bit different! its a fabulous story about "The Ural" motorbike which Bob (ex pat from Blackburn Road (Hud Hey) used to own. He brought it back to life whilst in his wooden garage which was "where Pinch Belly Row (Hud Rake) used to be, and the garage is still there today (with slight modifications) - Its a cracking tale which covers lots of local and social history at its very best, so here we have it in Bobs own words:
The bike at home
Love the Ural story on the blog, I can remember the bike! One slight error, in the 1974 boundary re-organisation Todmorden did NOT change counties, Barnoldswick and Earby did.