A photograph of father and son Harry and James Smith sailing down the canal in their small steam powered craft the 'Mermaid'. The boat was built by Harry who was a canal boat carpenter. Harry was the husband of Maud smith who had a grocers shop on cow lane. It is believed that the photograph was taken near to to Finsley Warf.
Burnley air raid shelter 1947. This type was built with house brick. These were long rectangular structures with concrete roofs, and inside were rows of wooden bunk beds. They were not bomb proof. How ever they did offer protection from bomb blast. Shelter was situated in Thorn street Burnley .