MUNN'S Corner in St James' Street, Burnley, pictured here in 1896, took its name from the premises there of Robert Munn's chemist's and druggist's shop (centre).

Mr Munn was also registrar of births, marriages and deaths.

Soon after this picture was taken, he took up those duties in nearby Nicholas Street where the town's register office was based until it moved to where it is today on Todmorden Road.

Next door to his shop in St James' Street is Charles Henry Webster's pawnbroker's, while further up the street, with its sign advertising ales and beds is Mrs M.J. Cryer's eating house - located roughly opposite the junction with Parker Lane.

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