Of all the photographs which we feature in our regular Looking Back articles, among the most popular are those which show Blackburn’s old market and the various stalls which would operate there.

So this picture from 1964 should be of particular interest as it was taken looking down into the market hall.

Look at the decorative wrought iron work on the pillars supporting the partially-glazed roof - what a fabulous structure it was.

And how many of the stalls do you remember? Among the names we can see are Redmans, Palatine, Tunnicliffe’s, Joe Littler and Strack’s.

Many of the stalls had been run by the same families for several generations and were seen as an essential part of the life of the town.

The market hall was demolished as part of regeneration work in the town centre.