Excitement was building in Blackburn when this photo was taken in 1986.

Lancashire Telegraph: Waves under construction, 1986

This large development would become Waves, the town’s new leisure pool, which would open later that year.

Possibly taken from the neighbouring Blackburn College building, you get a sense of the scale of Waves which featured slides, a wave machine and separate children’s pool.

Waves closed in 2015 with high running costs cited. It would subsequently be demolished and become the site of the Reel Cinema.