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A group of children sit outside the Technical School, now part of Blackburn College, but founded during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebrations. A competition produced this French Renaissance style building, which was submitted by the Manchester architects, Smith, Woodhouse and Wiloughby. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone in 1888 and the building eventually opened to students three years later.

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I am trying to make contact with any close family or friends of the late Bryan Sharples and his late wife Sarah (Sally) McKinnell. Bryan was born in Blackburn in 1932, served with the 11th Hussars in the Regimental Band and worked for Yates & Thomas. Sarah was born in Belfast in 1937 and they married in Blackpool in December 1958. They emigrated to the USA in 1961. I am hoping that any ...see more

This isn't a memory. I have just found out a relative of mine lived at Cromwell Lodge can anybody tell me something about this place and where in Blackburn it was. Many thanks Jill Page

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 Morris, John Smith, Cyril Bateson, Harry Ormerod and Vincent Clark. I was there till I did ...see more

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 Mrs Hargreaves who was the top class teacher and Miss Jackson the headmistress who ...see more

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