IT looks as though this photograph from 1961 could have been taken in a bank or building society but in actual fact it shows the front office at the Lancashire Evening Telegraph in Blackburn.

On the right is the front counter where readers would be greeted by a receptionist and behind her are two banks of advertising staff who would deal with classified and public announcements.

Look how ornate the office was. The building on the Boulevard was pulled down and Morrison’s now stands on the site