Blackburn's town centre is dominated by its glitzy shopping mall, but you can still explore some of the town's history. The BBC Radio Lancashire studios are on the site of the Plug Plot riots of 1842. The Free Library and Museum, which opened on 11 June 1874, and is now the Museum and Art Gallery, has some very interesting sculpture friezes depicting the arts, sciences and industry.
Images: The BBC Radio Lancashire studios.
Ornamental frieze of iron workers, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.
© Sue Wilkes