WHEN work began to create new sporting facilities in Blackburn’s Witton Park everyone was expecting a running track not a swimming pool.

Taken in 1984 this photo shows the access road to the track completely flooded after an excavator hit a water main.

Clearly the construction traffic had ignored the sign but given the road was now more than a foot deep it’s unlikely any vehicle would find its way through.Thankfully the leak was repaired and the running track successfully completed.