Long a textile city, Blackburn became the” capital of the weaving world ” during the Industrial Revolution, when the canals of Leeds and Liverpool unloaded a steady stream of raw cotton.
The multicultural city centre of Blackburn has just received a £45 million cathedral barracks project makeover, which features a new square, hotels and office buildings around the Gothic Renaissance cathedral.
Is Blackburn close to London?
Is Blackburn UK a safe place to live?
Is Blackburn a rich or poor area?
Is Blackburn in the north or south of England?