Blackburn, The Boulevard c.1955

Neg. B111034

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This photograph captures the changes that were going on in Blackburn at the time. There were many Lancashire towns going through the same revitalisation, but in the frenzy of change many of the grand Victorian buildings were lost. The buses were mostly corporation ones, and services were reliable. There was little sign of the chaos to come on the deregulation of public transport. Blackburn had started to expand with the canal age. Then, in 1797, its first turnpike, to Bolton, opened. In 1770 there were 5,000 people living in the town, and by 1811 there were 15,083, three times that number; by 1835 the population had doubled again. The railway to Preston opened in 1846, but the station we see here did not open until 12 September 1886.

Memories of Blackburn

Sshooldays In Blackburn

I moved with my parents from Preston to Blackburn in 1946 We lived on Park Avenue off Shear Brow attended Four Lanes End CP School on Revidge Road where I was very happy My recollections of that school was a teacher called Mr Sharples who when he caught you whispering in class would throw the wooden board duster at you ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn

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 had hearing in one ear. When I was six I had another operation to remove a tumour from my neck. It ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Susan Walsh

Rain, Cold And Fun.

Memories of shopping with my parents, Jack and Ellen, when I was 9 years old is always a pleasant thought, although it was not all pleasant, when it was raining the water off the canvas covers would drip down your neck, and if it was windy it would blow the canvas up and you got more than you had bargained for (ah, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by Patrick Rowan

World War Two

At some point during the Second World War I was sent to what was called a convalescent home in Blackburn. I was a bed wetter and was sent there by the people that took me in as an evacuee. They never told my mother that I was being moved, and the shock to her was awful. Fortunately she rescued me as soon as there was a lull ...Read full memory

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