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4 Local Heroes to be added to Littleborough War Memorial

Rochdale MBC has advised that four more local heroes who are not remembered on local  War Memorials qualify to be enlisted on the Littleborough Memorial Cenotaph (1st World War listing). Rochdale Council has therefore  arranged for the name engraving works to be conducted by Rochdale Memorial Services (Council’s appointed contractor). The names to be engraved are as follows:  

J. W. Connolly (John William Connolly)

H. Mason (Harry Mason)

C Firth (Clifford Firth)

H. Barker (Harry Barker)

However, the name engraving works generally take 6-8 weeks, weather permitting.  Check out their stories or go to the LHAS Remembering Littleborough’s Soldiers facebook page by the link above

Family Stories

Many families lost more than one son or relative during the Great War. During 1918 we are remembering these sacrifices with a special page devoted to the memory.

Our first memorial is for the Butterworth Family of Littleborough who lost 3 sons in the Great War. Our second is to Nora Caveney, the first ATS girl to be killed in the Second World War. Our third is for Turf Terrace - Sorrow and Glory Remembered.


New Pages have just been included showing local Flints and the Littleborough Hoard


Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month Visitors are very welcome - see the Your meetings page for full details

Littleborough’s History Centre

Located on Platform 2 at Littleborough Station, the centre is open on Saturdays between 11 o’clock and till around 3:30/4:00 pm. More information is available here

Littleborough History Society Group Page      

Wardle and Smallbridge Group