Road widening work in Burnley in 1968 led to the discovery of part of the town’s transport’s heritage.

Lancashire Telegraph: St James Street, Burnley, 1968

For when part of St James Street was dug up, it revealed a stretch of track which used to carry trams around the town centre.

The last trams trundled through the town in 1935 and the rails look in remarkable good condition seeing they had been buried for so long.

The chances are that even today, many East Lancashire towns will have remnants of their tram systems buried beneath modern road layouts.

The irony is that politicians are now looking at expanding the tram network to once again take in towns across the North West.

Don’t think they would be able to use the original tracks though!