THE recent easing of travel restrictions have seen many of us finally getting the chance to book that long-awaited, Covid delayed holiday.

For many that has meant time trawling the internet for a good deal or calling into a travel agent to let them sort it.

Before internet was even an idea, these photographs show a building which many people relied on for their summer break - the Ribble Travel Office on the corner of Railway Road in Blackburn.

Although, sadly, there is no date on the pictures, they looks as though they were from the 1960s.

One wall was lined with brochures, many for coach holidays in the UK - how about London for 44 shillings? But you can also see a few posters advertising more exotic locations including Moscow or a Cunard cruise.