Newspaper Articles 1960’s and 70’s

<back to Newspapers Main In the 60's and 70's pollution in Burnley's rivers was headline news. Here you can read all about how:
  • In 1977, 30 girls, young students from Ivy Bank School, began to clean-up their local polluted stream...
  • In 1972 Burnley Express established the first forum to address pollution in Burnley's rivers...
  • Himalayan Balsam plants and seeds were available to buy and promoted as exotic flowers 'from the land of the yeti'...
Burnley's river Calder was known as:
  • The 'Tomato soup river...'
  • 'The Yellow river flows on....'
  • 'Problem river runs red...'