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A Bit of Old Burnley

Come for a drive around the streets of a busy Lancashire town.

Amateur film 1940 5 mins Silent

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Travel around the streets of Burnley in Lancashire in the 1940s in the passenger seat of a car - an unrestricted view that reveals a thriving town full of people and traffic. Whatever the time of year, everyone seems to have somewhere to go and something to do. Busy? Of course! Can't stop. But do be careful on the roads - the traffic policemen have a lot to do round here.