Blackburn The Way We Were

(21 customer reviews)

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So much has changed in Blackburn in the last 50 years or so that parts of the town are almost unrecognisable from the place in which many of us grew up. Fortunately, a handful of cine and video enthusiasts took the time to film Blackburn before its transformation.

This engaging journey through time is produced exclusively for the Telegraph and is narrated by Lancashire’s own, Matt Abbott.
The running time is approximately 50 minutes.

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So much has changed in Blackburn in the last 50 years or so that parts of the town are almost unrecognisable from the place in which many of us grew up. Fortunately, a handful of cine and video enthusiasts took the time to film Blackburn before its transformation. Their unique footage captures views of the old town that are now consigned to history; it records many of the changes as they happened; and it brings to life some of the memorable events of the 20th century.

Among many events shown in the DVD are the return of the Rovers with the cup in 1928; one of the last Easter Fairs held in the old Market Place; the Charter Centenary celebrations in 1951; the Queen’s visit in 1955; and demolition of the Market House Clock Tower in 1964. We also see many fascinating scenes of everyday life in Blackburn from the 1920s to the 1960s.

These evocative films will bring memories flooding back for anyone who remembers the Blackburn of old.

The events shown in the film are described using eyewitness reports from the archives of the Lancashire Telegraph and the Blackburn Herald.

This engaging journey through time is produced exclusively for the Telegraph and is narrated by Lancashire’s own, Matt Abbott.
The running time is approximately 50 minutes.

Reviews (21)

21 reviews for Blackburn The Way We Were

  1. Mark Wilson

    I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys the history of Britain. The whole collection looks good. I’ve only watched the Blackburn The Way We Were so far but I’ll be getting the rest shortly

  2. Anthony Garnett

    What an interesting watch. I’ll be certain to rewatch. I’m a local and there is info I didn’t have any idea about.

  3. Isaac Grinling

    My lad got me this for my brithday and I have to say I was really impressed with the content and particulars that went into the creation of this film.

  4. Liz Baker

    Extremely insightful, I’d suggest watching and the delivery was very quick

  5. Charlotte Missenden

    Great watch for any Northerner!

  6. Charlie

    I got this for my Dad as he grew up in Blackburn, he won’t stop watching it so a thumbs up from me!

  7. Sam

    I’d 100% recommend. I’m going to get the one on the Wirral next.. good selection of documentaries all round

  8. Bob Newell

    10/10 from me. I love Blackburn and everything about it’s history. What a tremendous 50 minutes of authentic footage.

  9. Sue

    Love the narration! I do hope they release more DVDs for other areas too as it was an incredible documentary

  10. Maureen Glynn

    10/10 – Top watch!

  11. Simon Hunt

    I borrowed this DVD from a good friend after having watched London on Film. Both very captivating and great DVDs for anyone who is into Great British history.

  12. Sheldon

    Loved it!

  13. Stephen Williams

    Fantastic!!!!

  14. Anne Woolley

    I really liked watching this DVD. Matt Abbott was good at the narration and I love a good Northern documentary anyway but this was a step above in my opinion.

  15. Emily Williamson

    For anybody who grew up in Blackburn you just have to see this.. brings back so many memories of the good old days.

  16. Abigail

    This was a great watch. I’d suggest watching it 🙂

  17. Jake Althorpe

    Bought this for my dads birthday and he keeps talking about how good it was.. That’s the next few birthdays sorted!

  18. Simon

    A+++++ documentary and fast delivery

  19. Andrea Dodson

    100% get this if you are into local British history! I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Richard Stopps

    So much information packed in. Very good service as I accidentally gave the wrong address which was corrected quickly and sent to the right one

  21. Zack

    After having bought London on Film and The Way We Were I decided to have a pop at this Blackburn The Way We Were DVD as my family are from here.. and I’m glad as it was a great

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