Blackburn, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Blackburn and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

School Speech Days

When I was a pupil at 'Blackburn High School for Girls' we used to go to Blackburn Cathedral for the morning sevice on Speech Day. In those days the Cathedral was dark and dismal with masses of dark wood and lots of box ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Susan Walsh

Cherry Tree Village Life

I lived in Cecilia Road, Cherry Tree (1930-1945), going in the navy in 1941. Blackburn Grammar School 1935-1941. Happy memories of St. Francis Church and the Rev. Egerton Ward and family, they had a daughter ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by James Cooper

Infirmary Memories

My first memory of the Infirmary is when I was four years old. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed because I was very, very deaf. After the operation I could hear but it would be many years before I learned that I only ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Susan Walsh