Monday, 10 May 2010

Sign up to save Blackburn's history!

We're doing everything we can to save the old police house in King Street, Blackburn, dating from the 1780s. And we'd very much welcome your support. It's threatened with demolition to make way for a short link road. But there are alternative routes for the road.

Save Britain's Heritage joins the campaign  
Poster photocall - see the photo gallery

The message is clear: Blackburn can have the link road and keep this historic building.

A student at the University Centre at Blackburn College has drawn a set of interior visuals of how this building could look if it was restored. They will be on show with other students' work from Thursday 17 June 2010 in Room UC 320, University Centre Building, Barbara Castle Way for two weeks. There will also be a petition that can be signed to help save this building.  Location map (University Centre is marked UC).

Photo: Andy Marshall
The threatened building is right on the edge of Blackburn's historic Georgian quarter and there's a great chance to make a neighbourhood where people will want to live, work and spend time. But to do that we need to keep and restore our historic buildings, not replace them with tarmac.

OUR CAMPAIGN POSTER (above) RAN FOR TWO WEEKS IN MAY AT THE JUNCTION OF KING STREET AND MONTAGUE STREET, ALONGSIDE THE  
THREATENED BUILDING.  

We'd like to know what you think, especially if you live or work in Blackburn, so please leave your comments below or email them to office@georgiangroup.org.uk, or write to us at 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX. Thank you.   

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