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 Office in Darwen
The Grosvenor was eventually demolished for the second phase of the new shopping centre. It was regularly visited by Blackburn mods in the early 1960s before going up the Stax nightclub. One of my most vivid memories of that pub was written on the toilet wall which said Paulette Goddard and John Wayne in Reap The Wild Wind and I couldn’t help wondering who would write such a thing on the wall of a urinal and why. On another occasion we were in the snug and looking out of the window you could see people approaching down the slope from the new shopping centre. My mate saw his dad and as we were under age he fled into the back yard, climbed up the pile of crates, and dropped into the back alley. where his dad was waiting. You can’t kid the kid can you.
Kings Arms Blackburn
Lord Nelson Inn
The Lord Nelson Inn was situated at 11 Salford.
Church Street Blackburn
Entrance to Corporation Park, Blackburn
Blackburn Town Centre
Blackburn's Panopticon, Colourfields
Blackburn Easter Fair 2011
Blackburn in the Past
Blackburn Multiview 1912
2 scenes from Queen’s Park and the Town Hall with wonderful lamp posts on the walls surrounding the building.
Queen's Park Boat House1914
Market House and Clock Tower
The old market hall and impressive clock tower with the rising and falling ball.
Boulevard and Parish Church
Notice the fountain on the Boulevard and the parish Church before it was extended into the Cathedral
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
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