Memories of Blackburn
My sister got married in the Hind in 1984 (where those big windows are above the shopping centre. A lot of my family went to the wedding. The centre has changed a lot as it is now an indoor centre. I do remember the centre looking like this. I was born in Blackburn and also knew the centre looking like this until a few years ago.
It was a bad snow storm and the doctor almost didn't get there. My mum had been in dry labor for a week, or so she told me. I was stuck in the birth canal and the doc had to pull me out with forceps. I still have the scar by one eye. I was 9.5 LB, my mum's first child and she such a ...Read full memory
This is how the shopping centre looked when I was growing up in the 1970s. The Hind also had a pub that had no windows and smelt of stale beer. Next door was Mrs Gilchrist's paint shop, she had big ankles and always had her scottie dog with her. Next to that was a bakery where you wasted you dinner money on a big cream cake called a special. Then there was a menswear shop, I think it was called Tonys. Next again was the chippy owed by the Italian family. Jessie Drummond's wool shop was next and at the end was Charlie Miller's the newsagents.
I used to go to the Centre every Saturday morning. The disco started at 11am. Many of my friends went, Shawsy Broon was the DJ, a pie was 5p (1/-), and myself and 3 other friends were the centre GO-GO dancers. It was the highlight of our week,and I have many happy memories. Mrs Anita Crowter (nee Hopkins)