Congratulations Caer!

Huge congratulations to Caerwen Butler, Manager of The Exchange who has passed her MBA and ILM Level 7 to finish her Senior Executive Level Apprenticeship. Caer, gained a distinction in her MBA and a merit in the ILM Level 7, passing with flying colours under challenging circumstances. Over the last 12 months she’s been juggling…

Hi to Aqilah!

We’re pleased to have been given additional resources to employ a new team member through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme which provides funding to create new jobs and training opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds. Aqilah Mohammed is a qualified person centred counsellor who’s passion has always been to help people. She has volunteered for…

Through the Round Window!

The full splendour of The Exchange is being witnessed for the first time, as close-up photos are released showing the beautiful architectural detail of the building. Drone photography funded by a grant from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub shows the detail of the rose window. Rose window is often used as a generic term applied to a…

BBC Northwest Tonight visits The Exchange

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…

Majestic Wide Screen Reopening

  On this day in history, 2 November 1953 the Mayor of Blackburn reopened The Majestic Cinema at The Exchange, Blackburn after extensive refurbishment. Looking ahead to the ceremony, Kinematograph Weekly reported: The kinema is being renovated, redecorated and refurnished and it is being equipped with wide screen—the first in the district. The Mayor of…

Goodbye Major Yorke

DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN BLACKBURN CINEMA MANAGER AT THE EXCHANGE This is how death of the manager of the Majestic Cinema at The Exchange, Blackburn made the headlines in theatre circles in 1935. There will be general regret in Lancashire kinema circles on the news of the death, at the age of 51, of Major Reginald…

Football Hero’s Cinema Court Case

  FROM THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES: Kinematograph Weekly – Thursday 10 June 1920 A Kinema Tenancy. Three days were devoted in the Chancery Court at Manchester to the hearing by Vice. Chancellor R. Lawrence, K.C., of an action arising out of leasing of a picture hall at Blackburn. The plaintiffs were the Exchange (Blackburn) Ltd.,…