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Annals of Rochdale

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Compiled by Robert D Mattley and published in 1899, this book contains a chronological list of remarkable events in the history of Rochdale from A.D 950 to the end of 1898. Unusual entries include; 1643, Three hedgehogs for the Church supplied at a cost of 1/-, also 1lb of candles. 4d. 1839, June 11. Earthquake shock felt in town. Earthquakes were surprisingly common in Rochdale, another was documented on October 6 1863! The book has a good index with many local people's names mentioned and, most unusually, a list of obituaries of local people in the latter part of the 1800's.

Supplied by: Archive CD Books Ltd
Format: CD-ROM
Ref: ACB-GB1344

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