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Rochdale in the 1950s: A world we have lost

Rochdale, then a town of c80,000 inhabitants, nestling in the Pennines, some 12 miles NE of Manchester, was dominated by cotton mills and the world`s  largest asbestos factory. From a nearby hill it was possible, on a clear day, to count over 100 mill chimneys in Rochdale and the surrounding towns. It prided itself on … Continue reading

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