A LOOK AT BLACKBURN LANCASHIRE IN DAYS GONE BY
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Sunday, 15 November 2009
Technical School on Blakey Moor
Here is one of Blackburn's finer buildings. Construction started in 1889 and wasn't completed until 1894. Happily, this is one building that has survived through the decades, although it has been threatened with demolition from time to time and has altered radically, at the rear. It is now a part of the Blackburn College campus and is currently known as the Victoria Centre. COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE BOLD TEXT AT THE BOTTOM (THE LEGAL STUFF) ...... I have had an interest in local history, for the larger part of my life and over the years, I have accumulated lots of images (postcards and photographs mainly). Through this blog, I hope to share some of them with the world. If you like what you see, please feel free to comment. If you have any questions about any of the posts, please ask and I will do my best to answer them within 48 hours.
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