Blackburn Town Centre brings the past to life this weekend as part of a national celebration, Heritage Open Days. The event gives people a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE.
Blackburn has a host of activities including Hard Hat Tours of the Blackburn Exchange, interactive sessions for children in the magnificent setting of Blackburn Cathedral and guided tours of the town with the Blackburn BID’s very own Mr. Mason.
Mr Mason’s tours began as part of Blackburn Business Improvement District’s Street Fair programme and have proved to be very popular. Dressed in Victorian costume, Mr. Mason will guide visitors around Blackburn, pointing out many items of interest that you may not have come across before. He will regale you with stories of the glory days of the town when it was one of the wealthiest in the country.
Other events include an exhibition of the library’s archives of photographs, the opening of Blackburn Quaker Meeting House, a display of municipal buses with free rides and a challenge to artists to “Paint the Town…”.
Some of these events require booking, so visitors are encouraged to check all the details online before visiting to avoid disappointment.