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WATCH: Looking back on Gandhi's visit to Lancashire

Mahatma Gandhi visited Darwen in the 1930s Credit: British Movietone 1931

It's 70 years since the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the famous Indian activist who fought tirelessly against British rule.

And not many people know that Gandhi actually visited Darwen in Lancashire in the 1930s.

Not surprisingly it's a trip that lingered long in the memory of those who were there.

Paul Crone takes up the story of how the great man ended up in the red rose county.