Thursday 4 April 2013

Darwen Street looking towards Church Street - 1963

Looking along Darwen St from the junction of Mill Lane and towards Church St in the distance. 
Dominating the right hand side of the street is the General Post Office, which is now the Postal Order pub. On the extreme right of the picture, you can see a couple of the windows on The Merchants pub, now The Last Orders.
If you look closely, way off in the distance, over the roof line of the properties on the top of Church Street, you can see the top of the market hall clock tower.
Sadly these days, the shops on both sides of the street are all fast food places, pizza bars, a chip shop, kebab houses etc. Back then (1963) there was a tobacconist, confectioner, florist, stationers, a printers and much more besides. A different world really.
What have they done to John Eddleston's Blackburn, my Blackburn ?
Photo courtesy of John Eddleston

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