This photo from the early 1960s gives us a great view of one of Blackburn’s long lost ‘treasures’ - the Thwaites Arcade.

Lancashire Telegraph: View of Church Street, Blackburn, early1960

It it pictured on the right of the photo which shows the top of Church Street with Darwen Street running across from left to right.

The Thwaites Arcade opened in 1884 and connected Church Street to Lord Street. It was demolished in 1971