THE tower of cotton waste firm John Watts' mill contained Burnley’s first-ever public clock.

This picture was taken around 1910 when the clock tower was a major landmark in the town.

It was a key feature of Burnley’s canalside Weaver’s Triangle industrial heritage area that recalls Burnley’s eminence as one of the major textile towns of the world - with a peak reached in 1913 when the district clattered to the din of 100,000 looms.

Sadly, the Clock Tower Mill was destroyed in a huge blaze in 1987.

Burnley Council and English Heritage fought to save the Grade II-listed building before it was pulled down in 2004.

Projects to bring it back to life never took off.

Nearby stands Slater Terrace, a row of 11 cottages with balconies jutting out over the canal.

It was built in 1850 by manufacturer George Slater for his key workers at Trafalgar Mill, and has now been refurbished.