Colne library has the best collection of old photographs of Colne and a small selection (including the urchins above!) can be seen online at Red Rose Collections.
Lancashire Archives also has lots of photographic material relating to the town.
Aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, 1960s and in 2000 can be found in Mario. Look in the Aerial Photographs and Historic Maps section.
You will also find some historic aerial photographs of Colne at: