Times past in Burnley Lancashire

This photograph (not sure of its origin) shows a time when trams ran in Burnley. It’s the junction called Duke Bar where Colne Road continues to the left and Briercliffe road goes off to the right.

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The Duke of York pub is still there although was the subject of an arson attack by an Asian gang during the race riots in 2001.

There were plans to convert it into a restaurant.  As there is a one-way system in place behind it there is nowhere to park but presumably the owners had thought of that.

I noticed this week that the site is now scheduled for mixed retail and residential development.

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