This view along Northgate in Blackburn from 1985 includes, some of the most fondly remembered businesses in the town.

Lancashire Telegraph: Northgate, Blackburn, 1985

First there was the Refreshment Bar which is still in existence today and next door was Mercer’s where many a Blackburn child got their toys from and many parents got their ironmongery.

Above the shops on the left you can also signs for Alan Rene hairdressers, another well-known name.

Do you recall other Blackburn town centre shops and businesses you would make a beeline for?