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A Boggart Did It – Proved In Court!

In 1869, a court in Blackburn pronounced, amazingly, that a boggart had been responsible for breaking numerous windows in the Union Buildings. A respectable-looking man called George Hindle had been accused and taken to court. The court heard how windows … Continue reading

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A Ghostly Piano at Blackburn Telephone Exchange

Blackburn Telephone Exchange is a relatively modern building but it has long been regarded as haunted; strange noises have disturbed night-shift workers and the sounds of piano-playing and heavy footfalls have been heard. Piano-playing? How could this possibly be? The … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn

Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn, is a stunning building in the Mount Pleasant area of the town.  It is no longer used as a church but the building is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is a Grade II … Continue reading

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Blackburn; Byrom Street Fire Station

Records show that there has been a Fire Brigade in Blackburn since at least 1794, based in a variety of locations before finally settling at Byrom Street in 1921. Over 30 cottages in the vicinity were also Fire Brigade property, … Continue reading

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