Photos from Blackburn, Darwen and East Lancashire – Past and Present
The Closure of Blackburn Boulevard
The Demolition of Blackburn Market
The Lost Pubs of Blackburn
The Cemetery Hotel was situated on Whalley New Road and is now an Indian restaurant. Since demolished and being redeveloped.
The Mill Gap Darwen
The Legs O'Man was situated at 1 Darwen Street. Owned and let by Blackburn Cathedral Authorities, as it was in the Cathedral Grounds. Supplied by William Youngers of Edinburgh.
Kings Arms Blackburn
The Star & Garter
The Star & Garter was situated on Railway Road, being renamed The Boulevard just prior to closure.
Golden Lion Blackburn
The Golden Lion stood on Church Street & was pulled down to build Arndale House. To the right is Victoria Street which used to run past St John's Church, as it currently does, all the way to Church Street. Next door but one to the right was Woolworths.
Rainbow over Wilpshire Blackburn
Entrance to Corporation Park, Blackburn
Blackburn Town Centre
Blackburn Easter Fair 2011
Blackburn in the Past
Queen's Park Boat House1914
A more recent multiview of Blackburn, showing King William Street (with Pizza Hut), King George's Hall, Witton Park Visitor Centre and Blackburn Cathedral in the spring
Blackburn Church Street
Looking down Church Street to where the 1960's market was built. The long gone Bay Horse pub is in the distance. Approx 1906
Blackburn Cathedral - Under construction 1957
An interesting view of the cathedral with the lantern tower missing and the tops of the spires on the front tower removed. Notice the difference between the old and new stone of the building
Corporation Park Lake c1905
Darwen Street Blackburn
A view towards Darwen Street Bridge featuring some interesting buildings and shops