Video: 1967 opening of Nelson’s Arndale Centre

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Back in the 1960s, film-makers were on hand to capture the opening of Nelson’s big new shopping centre.

Now, years later, Pendle Movie Makers are compiling film footage of the event and are asking people involved in the launch for their comments to air over the clips.

Arndale Centre opening in 1967. (S)

Arndale Centre opening in 1967. (S)

They have been putting together footgae of the grand opening of the Arndale Centre (now Pendle Rise) in June, 1967, as well as scenes of demolition and construction work.

Peter Copestake, of Pendle Movie Makers, told how they discovered the filming was “totally silent” and went on: “It would be great for anyone who was there at the launch to get in touch. We will have an event if we get responses.”

Anyone who would like to have their comments recorded on the film should contact Mr Copestake on 864058.