IN Looking Back we have highlighted the ‘housing revolution’ which came to Blackburn in the Sixties with the arrival of deck access flats at Shadsworth and Queens Park.

We have unearthed these photographs which were released by Blackburn Borough Council in 1968 showing potential residents what each new flat offered.

They were fairly compact to use the jargon favoured by estate agents, but did offer a kitchen and bathroom.

It was hoped that the tower blocks would be the soution to the borough’s acute housing situation. Many of the traditional terraces were demolished being replace with high-rise living.

Sadly the flats did not provide the solution it was hoped it would be and less than 30 years later the flasts at Shadsworth would be themselves demolished.

Did you live in the Shadsworth deck access flats? What was living there like? If you have any photos we’d love to share them with Looking Back readers. Email with your memories or leave your comments.