Originally opened by Peter Hook and Chris Hewitt on the 23rd September last year, the day of the unveiling of the two music blue plaques -
the exhibition could only run until early November owing to prior commitments by the library display area.
But now it is back for another six weeks, so if you want to find out about the links between Heywood and Rochdale and John Peel and Joy Division, the history of the Seven Stars as a music venue, Heywood and Rochdale rock groups through the years, the history of Wigwam Acoustics and Wigwam as a music venue, Heywood’s Imaginary record label, Deeply Vale Festivals, etc. Get down there to have a look.
Items of equipment used by Martin Hannett and Joy Division are on display along with other interesting music artefacts.
Admission is totally free.
Heywood Library Opening times
Saturday 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
John Peel studios blue plaque is on outside of:
58 Market Street
and can be seen 9.00am to 4-30pm Monday to Friday when shutters are up on the building
Joy Division studios blue plaque
Kenion St, Off Drake St, Rochdale OL16 1SD
and can be seen 24 hours a day