They were raising a glass to celebrate the official opening of Blackburn’s newest bar when this photo was taken.

Lancashire Telegraph: First drinks at Zanzibar in Blackburn

Zanzibar opened in the former Merchant’s pub on the corner of Darwen Street and Railway Road in the early 1980s and soon became a popular stopping off point on the town centre ‘circuit’.

Were you a regular at Zanzibar on a Friday or Saturday night? Do you remember the DJs and the promotional nights they had down there?

Leave a comment if you do.