Blackburn, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Working On Blackburn Market In The 1950s

I was born in 1935 and raised in Blackburn, attending the Grammar School until my widowed mother could not afford to keep me there. I left school in February 1952 and got a job as a Junior Clerk in the Markets Department of the corporation, which was then run by James Peel with other office members Fred ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn

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 called Angela.DOES. ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS FAMILY? My first school was Witton Stocks Primary, then the very tough St.Aidan's, Mill Hill. I am 88 and live in Lincolnshire.

A memory of Blackburn by James Cooper

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I remember playing football outside our house on Primrose Hill with a police man when we heard a loud rumbling noise. We noticed dust clouds rising behind the last two houses on the street, we ran to my house and went to the back yard door and we saw the last two houses had collapsed into the Leeds Liverpool canal. Shortly after ...Read full memory