Taken in June 1963 this aerial photograph gives you a good idea of some of the major redevelopment work which was beginning to alter Blackburn town centre for ever.

The new area allocated for the town’s market is easy to see wit demolition work already having begun along Penny Street and around Salford.

The station is in the bottom right of the picture with the Boulevard in front of it. On the right the large five-storey building was part of Dutton’s Brewery.

The telephone exchange and cathedral are clearly visible on the bottom left of the picture. Towards the top left of the photo is the old market hall and stalls of the outdoor market off King William Street.

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