Thousands of Muslims from across Blackburn and Darwen attended the annual march to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Milaad event was one of the largest staged in recent years, with crowds descending upon on the Brookhouse area of Blackburn for the march on Sunday.

The event began on Randal Street outside the Raza Mosque before making it its way along Victoria and Randal Street towards Shear Brow.

The procession then headed along London Road and Earl Street and Whalley Range before ending at the Madina Mosque on Oak Street, where food was served.

The march was led by special imams who stopped en route as local businesses and residents people offered a range of sweet delicacies.

Attendees chanted and waved flags as they made their way through the streets and the long line of people stretched back for several hundred metres.

As well as a heavily decorated vehicle leading the march two horsemen made up the rear of the procession.

Lancashire Telegraph: The march began at the Raza Mosque on Randal StreetThe march began at the Raza Mosque on Randal Street (Image: The march began at the Raza Mosque on Randal Street)

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The march was the beginning of a day of commemorations with talks and discussions from a range of leading religious figures at the Madina Mosque.

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Temporary road closures will be in place from 11.45am but all streets were quickly reopened as the crowds passed.

The march was marshalled by a team of volunteers and organised by the Masjid-e-Raza and Madina Masjid.