We suspect that for the majority of Looking Back readers, this Blackburn town centre building will always be associated with Woolworth’s.

But when this picture was taken in 1995, the art deco-style building on the corner of Church Street and Ainsworth Street was home to a discount retailer.

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Blackburn Woolworth building, 1995

The building would be demolished as part of the shopping centre expansion.

Of all the town centre buildings which have disappeared over the years, do you think this was the most impressive? Leave a comment