The threshold of a new millennium is an ideal point to review the recent past of Burnley, and to examine what effect the last hundred years has had on its citizens. Who could have imagined, as the people of Burnley prepared to celebrate the dawn of the 20th century the momentous changes about to take place, in industry, education and housing, through to sport and entertainment. We reflect on these events with the help of people who experienced them and who share, with us a century of triumphs and tragedy, war and peace, hardship and goodtimes. Written by local historian Roger Frost, and incorporating interviews with local characters, we peer through the mists of time. Beautifully illustrated with the archives from Burnley Library.
Subjects include the textile industry, business and retail, sport and entertainment, transport, education and housing.
A delightful record of Burnley’s past.