YOU wouldn’t expect crowds to gather to watch a new dry cleaners opening.

But when the honours were to be performed by a Blackburn Rovers and England favourite, that’s a different matter altogether.

This photograph from the Telegraph archives shows Ronnie Clayton about to open the Bare Dry Cleaners on Sudell Cross in Blackburn.

They were queuing round the block to meet the Ewood Park star - indeed the queues were so large that the police had to be brought in to keep an eye on the crowds.

Sadly we don’t have a date when the picture was taken nor do we know who the little girls who are at the front of the queue and look as though they may be involved in the grand opening.

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