THE 1960s and '70s were a time of great change for many towns in East Lancashire, Burnley being no exception.

A town which had sprung up in the fork of the Rivers Calder and Brun, it had expanded rapidly with the arrival of cotton, to become the weaving capital of the world.

Indeed between 1800 and 1820, the population had doubled, as workers flooded in, enticed by the promise of regular work in the mills.

A century and a half on, the corporation swept away the cramped back to back housing and narrow cobbled streets, creating a modern, new look town centre, which benefited from improved transport networks and new look buildings.

See if you can recognise some of the town's landmarks and old places of interest in this series of images from the Telegraph archives.