Engines steam in to Blackburn

The Blackburn BID chalked up another successful crowd pulling event at the weekend, as steam engine enthusiasts and shoppers enjoyed a visit by a convoy of classic engines to King William Street as part of Steam Sunday.

Young and old gathered from around noon and cheered as the lovingly-maintained and restored vintage steam vehicles trundled into the shopping area where they were on display until 4pm on Sunday 18th October.

The free event, a cooperative effort between Heritage Painting and the Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) involved clog dancing displays, street food and a fairground organ.

BID Manager, Harriet Roberts, said: “It was one of the busiest Sundays this year. We are grateful to the team at Heritage Painting and hope that we will be able to bring steam engines back for next year’s Heritage Festival in September.”

Steam Sunday is part of a series of partnership events organised by the Blackburn BID this year including Countryside Comes to Town, which has been nominated for a tourism award and the annual Blackburn Heritage Festival.


©2023 Blackburn BID

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?