Before you know it, it will soon be Christmas.

This great photo is from 1964 and was taken inside Blackburn’s Thwaites Arcade complete with festive lights.

Lancashire Telegraph: Thwaites Arcade, Blackburn 1964

The arcade must be one of the most lamented losses the town suffered as part of the regeneration of the town centre.

Opened in 1884, it connected Church Street and Lord Street and would be demolished in 1971.

Do you remember some of the shops that were in the arcade?