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Blackburn Collection

Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of Blackburn

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Ewood Park Art - Blackburn Rovers

Ewood Park Art - Blackburn Rovers
Watercolour painting of Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers F.C. 1890 - current day. Stadium Capacity 31, 367. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 1999 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageBlackburn Collection: A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815

A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815
Includes Greenland Engine.Original at Local Studies S33S

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire

Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street

Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street
A group of groovy people posed outside a boutique in Carnaby Street, London, including radio DJ Tony Blackburn. Date: 1967

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Lancashire Cotton Barge

Lancashire Cotton Barge
Barges loaded with bales of raw cotton, destined for the cotton mills, Leeds - Liverpool Canal, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire

Brockhall Hospital, Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire
Aerial view of Brockhall Hospital at Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire, established in 1904 by the Lancashire Inebriates Acts Board as an inebriate reformatory for women

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883

Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final of 1883, played between Blackburn Olympic and the Old Etonians at Kennington Oval, London. The match was won by Blackburn 2-1

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Ewood Park Stadium - Blackburn Rovers FC

Ewood Park Stadium - Blackburn Rovers FC
Ewood Park is a football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, and the home of Blackburn Rovers F.C. founding members of the Football League and Premier League, who have played there since 1890

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aer?

Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aer?
Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aerodrome ready for the attempt on the 10, 000 prize for the flight to Australia

Background imageBlackburn Collection: The first prototype Blackburn B-48 RT651

The first prototype Blackburn B-48 RT651
The first prototype Blackburn B-48, RT651

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891

Blackburn Rovers vs. Notts County F. A. Cup Final, 1891
Engraving of the Football Association Cup Final between Blackburn Rovers and Notts County, played at the Kennington Oval, London, on 21st March 1891. The game was won by Blackburn Rovers 3-1

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3

Eton Vs Blackburn 1882 / 3
The Final of the Football Association Challenge Cup : The Old Etonians beaten by Blackburn Olympic

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Redmayne & Isherwood

Redmayne & Isherwood
Redmayne and Isherwood, cotton and engine waste, Blackburn. Date: 1920

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington

Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington, near Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1907

Background imageBlackburn Collection: King William Street, Blackburn, Lancashire

King William Street, Blackburn, Lancashire Date: 1904

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Prototype Blackburn Beverley, WF320

Prototype Blackburn Beverley, WF320
The prototype Blackburn Beverley, WF320, flying over Beverley Minster

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651

Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651
Blackburn YA.1 Firecrest RT651 at the 1947 SBAC Radlett air-show, parked next to the first prototype Boulton Paul Balliol VL892

Background imageBlackburn Collection: West Lothian EH47 7 Map

West Lothian EH47 7 Map
Postcode Sector Map of West Lothian EH47 7

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Wilpshire Orphanage, Blackburn, Lancashire

Wilpshire Orphanage, Blackburn, Lancashire
Children, including one on a pony, stand outside the Blackburn and Orphanage at Wilpshire, near Blackburn. Date: Date unknown

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Firebrand TF IV first flown in February 1942

Blackburn Firebrand TF IV first flown in February 1942 opened a whole saga of problems, with the first production aircraft not being available until long after wars end

Background imageBlackburn Collection: The Beggars Opera, Aldeburgh Festival 1963

The Beggars Opera, Aldeburgh Festival 1963
English Opera Group production of The Beggars Opera (John Gay, in Brittens realization) at the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 20 June 1963. Act III, near end; at Newgate Gaol

Background imageBlackburn Collection: BLACKBURN: BIRDS, 1895. Nightingale. Illustration by Jemima Blackburn, 1895

BLACKBURN: BIRDS, 1895. Nightingale. Illustration by Jemima Blackburn, 1895

Background imageBlackburn Collection: William Rowland Ding (1885-1917 )

William Rowland Ding (1885-1917 )
William Rowland Ding, 1885-1917, chief test pilot for Blackburn Aircraft. He is shown here sitting in the cockpit of a modified Handley Page G in 1914. Date: 1917

Background imageBlackburn Collection: The Town from Queen Victoria Jubilee Tower, Darwen, Lancashi

The Town from Queen Victoria Jubilee Tower, Darwen, Lancashi
The Town from Queen Victoria Jubilee Tower, Darwen, Blackburn, near Accrington, Lancashire, England. Showing WH Smith & Son Date: 1950s

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Robert Blackburn and B C Hucks

Robert Blackburn and B C Hucks
Robert Blackburn (standing right) and B.C. Hucks with the Mercury I in the cliff-top hangar at Filey in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Mercury I monoplane flying at Filey

Blackburn Mercury I monoplane flying at Filey in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Front view of the First Blackburn Monoplane

Front view of the First Blackburn Monoplane on the sands at Marske in 1909. Date: 1909

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn / Lancs / 1930

Blackburn / Lancs / 1930
Blackburn, Lancashire, from Corporation Park

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Redmayne & Isherwood Ltd, Blackburn & Kirkham

Redmayne & Isherwood Ltd, Blackburn & Kirkham
Concerning Cotton - Redmayne & Isherwood Ltd, Blackburn & Kirkham - Cotton Waste. 1920

Background imageBlackburn Collection: BLACKBURN: BIRDS, 1895. Blue Tit. Illustration by Jemima Blackburn, 1895

BLACKBURN: BIRDS, 1895. Blue Tit. Illustration by Jemima Blackburn, 1895

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Harry (later Sir Harry) M Garner (1892-1977)

Harry (later Sir Harry) M Garner (1892-1977)
Harry (later Sir Harry) M. Garner (1892-1977), Principal Scientific Officer, MAEE, with RAF officers in front of a Blackburn Iris at Felixstowe in 1931. Date: 1977

Background imageBlackburn Collection: P G Lawrence flying Blackburn B-46 Firebrand TF4 EK660

P G Lawrence flying Blackburn B-46 Firebrand TF4 EK660
P.G. Lawrence flying Blackburn B-46 Firebrand TF4, EK660

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn B-46 Firebrand TF4 in flight

Blackburn B-46 Firebrand TF4 in flight

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Thomas Gravesen hits a free-kick

Thomas Gravesen hits a free-kick

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Thomas Gravesen barks his instructions

Thomas Gravesen barks his instructions

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn B.2 G-AEBJ

Blackburn B.2 G-AEBJ (msn 6300/8) Date: 1974

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Type D monoplane

Blackburn Type D monoplane of 1912, at RAF Hendon for the 50 Years of British Aviation display on 19 July 1951 Date: 1951

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn Firebrand TF.5A EK728

Blackburn Firebrand TF.5A EK728, at RAF Benson on 25 June 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 XM563

Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 XM563 (msn S2/5118), at Eastleigh on 15 February 1961. Seen fitted with a Turbomeca/Blackburn Turmo engine for trials with the Ministry of Supply. Date: 1961

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn B.2 G-AEBJ

Blackburn B.2 G-AEBJ (msn 6300-8) Date: 1958

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Group of office seekers carolling outside the White House, 1885

Group of office seekers carolling outside the White House, 1885
1576749 Group of office seekers carolling outside the White House, 1885; (add.info.: The carol of the "waits" Group of office seekers labelled "McLean, Pulitzer, Dorsheimer, Blackburn)

Background imageBlackburn Collection: President Cleveland as an explorer, 1893

President Cleveland as an explorer, 1893
1576819 President Cleveland as an explorer, 1893; (add.info.: Through the jungle President Cleveland as an explorer, with cabinet members John G. Carlisle and Walter Q)

Background imageBlackburn Collection: President Cleveland as Cardinal Richelieu, 1885

President Cleveland as Cardinal Richelieu, 1885
1576744 President Cleveland as Cardinal Richelieu, 1885; (add.info.: Richelieu's defiance President Cleveland as Cardinal Richelieu embracing a young woman labelled "Civil Service" as)

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn England Skyline

Blackburn England Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Blackburn England Skyline

Blackburn England Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Queens Park Institution - Blackburn, Lancashire

Queens Park Institution - Blackburn, Lancashire
Queens Park Institution - Psychiatric Hospital - Blackburn, Lancashire. Queens Park Hospital was formerly the Blackburn Union Workhouse. Date: 1931

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Daily Mirror Bus with signage promoting Great 5 Towns Competition, 5th December 1957

Daily Mirror Bus with signage promoting Great 5 Towns Competition, 5th December 1957

Background imageBlackburn Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 19 Lancashire and The Isle of Man

Postcode Sector Map sheet 19 Lancashire and The Isle of Man
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 19) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for Lancashire & the Isle of Man



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Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of Blackburn. From Ewood Park Art, home to the legendary Blackburn Rovers, to the fascinating plan of the Sheffield to Tinsley canal by W. And J. Fairbank in 1815, this town is brimming with intriguing stories. Step back in time with Tony Blackburn as he explores Carnaby Street's groovy scene, or take a stroll along Blackburn Road in Accrington, Lancashire for a taste of local charm. Aviation enthusiasts will marvel at the first prototype Blackburn B-48 RT651 and the arrival of the majestic blackburn kangaroo aircraft at Hounslow Aerodrome. Sports fans can relive historic moments like the thrilling clash between Blackburn Olympic and Old Etonians in the F. A. Cup Final of 1883 or witness another epic showdown between Blackburn Rovers and Notts County in 1891. Don't miss out on visiting Brockhall Hospital near Langho, where you can delve into its intriguing past. And let's not forget Redmayne & Isherwood - an integral part of this town's legacy. Immerse yourself in all that makes Blackburn truly remarkable.