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Looking north down Healey Wood Road, Burnley, Lancashire, showing partially demolished terraces in the foreground and Healey Wood Mill in the distance.. Photographed by Eileen Deste between 1966 and 1974

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Cobbled Road Cobbles Demolition Derelict Or Ruin Terrace Urban Landscape Victorian Slum Clearance


Jigsaw Puzzle (520 Pieces)

Discover the captivating history of Burnley with our intricately designed jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse. Featuring the evocative artwork "Burnley DES01_01_0492" by Eileen Deste from Historic England, this puzzle transports you back in time. Gaze upon the image of Healey Wood Road, where partially demolished terraces give way to the distant Healey Wood Mill. The intricate details and vivid colors of this puzzle piece together to create an immersive experience, inviting you to explore the rich history of Burnley, Lancashire. Engage your mind and ignite your creativity as you piece together this beautiful jigsaw puzzle, a perfect addition to any home or office. Bring history to life in a fun and engaging way, one puzzle piece at a time.

Made in the USA, 520-piece puzzles measure 16" x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Every puzzle is meticulously printed on glossy photo paper, which has a strong 1.33 mm thickness. Delivered in a black storage cardboard box, these puzzles are both stylish and practical. (Note: puzzles contain small parts and are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.)

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Estimated Product Size is 40.5cm x 50.8cm (15.9" x 20")

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Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, taken by Eileen Deste between 1966 and 1974, captures a poignant moment in Burnley's urban history. Looking north down Healey Wood Road, the image reveals a cobbled street lined with partially demolished Victorian terraces, their once proud facades now marred by the ravages of time and neglect. In the distance, the imposing silhouette of Healey Wood Mill rises against the grey sky, a stark reminder of the area's industrial past. The scene depicted in this photograph is a poignant representation of the slum clearance efforts that were underway in Burnley during the mid-20th century. The terraces, which once provided homes for countless families, now stand as a testament to the passing of an era. The cobblestones underfoot, worn smooth by the passage of countless feet, bear witness to the daily life that once thrived in this community. The demolition of these terraces was a necessary but painful process, as the living conditions they offered were often substandard and inadequate. The urban landscape of Burnley was changing, and the need for modern, sanitary housing was becoming increasingly pressing. The image of Healey Wood Road serves as a reminder of the past, while also signaling the promise of a brighter future. Eileen Deste's photograph is a powerful reminder of the complexities of urban development and the enduring power of history to shape our understanding of place. The cobbled road, the Victorian terraces, and the derelict buildings all tell a story of a community that has weathered the passage of time, leaving behind a rich and complex urban landscape that continues to evolve.

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