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Express Is In 'Main Street' But We Keep Bull Street Address

19 Nov 1971
Burnley Express Offices, Bull Street, Burnley

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The new exterior, with frontage on Manchester Road.

"To many people, Burnley without the Burnley Express would be unthinkable - I sincerely hope it will last my lifetime, and many other lifetimes in the future," said the Mayor of Burnley (Ald. Desmond Parkinson) on Friday 19th November 1971. He was opening the firm's new offices fronting on Manchester Road, before an invited audience of civic leaders. The mayor was welcomed by the general manager of the Express, Mr. K. Nightingale, who said: "We have been in Bull Street for nearly 100 years and it has served us very well. It is part of the local scene, so our letter box and official address will stay in Bull Street."

Speaking of the old Bull Street premises, Mr. Nightingale said the Express had outgrown them almost since the paper began. Additions had been made from time to time. But the greatest expansion had been in the past 10 years with the acquisition of the Leader-Times series, now printed there, and continuing with the expansion in productions, which created more and more pressure on space. He said that revitalising old property is just as important as building new and congratulated the students of Burnley Municipal College on their mural design for the front office.

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