The threshold of a new millennium is an ideal point to review the recent past of Blackburn and to examine what effect the last hundred years have had on its citizens. Who could have imagined, as the people of Blackburn prepared to celebrate the dawn of the 20th Century, the momentous changes about to take place in industry and commerce, living and working conditions, sport and entertainment. We reflect on these events with the help of people who experienced them and who can share with us a century of triumphs and tragedy, war and peace, hardship and good times.
Written and researched by local historian Stephen Martin Child, the historical background of these major Twentieth Century changes is clearly explained.
Incorporating interviews with local characters and beautifully illustrated with archives from Blackburn Library as well as modern day footage.
* The Textile Industry
* The Church
* Sport and Entertainment