This photo of St James Street, Burnley, from the early 1900s shows just how much East Lancashire loved its pubs.

St James Street, Burnley early 1900s (Newsquest)

For on a 100 yard stretch of the road there were no less than five of them.

The Old Red Lion and the Swan, which were just out of the photo, were competing with the Clock Face Inn, the White lion and the Boot Inn.

Squeezed in between the pubs were Easton’s store and Slater’s Tripe, Hot Pies and Pudding Saloon.

Around the time this photo was taken there were around 300 licensed premises in Burnley.