Hi, I lived in and around Rochdale and Heywood from 1956 until 1977, when we moved over to Lincolnshire. We`ve been back a few times visiting family, but only to Heywood or Bury, not Rochdale. The other day, I took a look on Google Streetview at Rochdale, and can honestly say that if I went now, I`d be lost as soon as I moved from the environs of the town hall and the head post office, where I used to work. Where has Lord Street gone, and Toad Lane doesn`t look anything like the place where I walked every morning on my way to school. Has the original Equitable Pioneers building been transplanted in a different area completely, because that` the only bit of Toad Lane I could find, and it looks a lot posher than I remember? Seeing the River Roch going through the town is nice, but unreal, I just remember it flowing at the side of the Yelloway garage, which is apparently no longer there. Pleased to see Ellen Smith`s are still going strong.