We’re delighted that The Exchange, Blackburn was selected for BBC Northwest Tonight’s coverage of the national Heritage Open Days festival, one of 5,000 events across the UK coordinated by the National Trust with funding from the players of Peoples Postcode Lottery.

Presenter and Lancashire reporter, Beccy Barr interviewed Re:Source trustees, Dr Alastair Murdoch and Jill Mitchell in advance of some of our first free hard hat tours in 2017.

This film also features the late Ray Smith of Blackburn History Society and Rory Lushman who was a projectionist and later a manager of the cinema. Rory was one of a number of past staff who came along with patrons on the day. Beccy also spoke to Jean and Barry Greenwood from Blackburn.