THIS is possibly one of the last photographs of a building which was part of Darwen’s industrial heritage.

It was taken in 1983 and shows Bowling Green Mill which could be demolished the following year.

The mill on Bolton Road was built in 1819, initially for use as a warehouse. It later became a spinning mill and was expanded and at its height over 1,500 looms operated at the premises.

The mill engine - which had been installed in 1906 - would find a new home outside India Mill where it can still be seen today - a reminder of the town’s connection to the cotton industry.