Here you can get on a tram, and take a ride from Accrington to Darwen through some striking images, calling in at Blackburn.
Read about how the trams and their routes developed in Blackburn and Darwen, from horse-drawn, through steam, to electrification and then to their eventual demise.
Up until the 18th century the roads in and around Blackburn were in a sorry state of repair. From the 1750’s the Turnpike Trust began to have an effect in the area. A list of the acts passed to open Turnpike roads from Blackburn to various other towns is given.
The development of the railway and how the rail network grew in the area is outlined.
There is also a look at the canal and the effects it had on the town of Blackburn.
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