AND then it was no more...

Almost a quarter of a century ago, a Telegraph photographer was on hand to capture for posterity the devastation caused at Bank Hall Miners Club in Burnley, by a major blaze.

It was the morning after the night before in July 1993 and firemen were still at the scene, dampening down the smouldering remnants of the popular club.

Nothing was left, the roof, walls and windows had gone, the interior just a mass of broken slates and twisted metal and it was totally indistinguishable from the mecca it used to be for Northern Soul fans.

For back in the halcyon days of the soulful sixties, fans used to travel from all over the north west to hear both live acts and enjoy DJ nights.

It was well known for all-night and all-day sessions and it's Boxing Day all dayer, was a must not miss for many - after the Clarets' game at Turf Moor, of course.

A host of top DJs used to spin the decks there, you night remember such names as Steve Ray, Howard Earnshaw, Geoff Buckley, Dave Comer, Mike Kemp and David Ferguson

In fact, they all got together again in 2014 for a special soul night at Burnley Mechanics.