Monthly Archives: August 2010

Richard Bealey’s Grand Tour, 1830

My name is Alison, and I have been a volunteer at Bury Archives for about two years.  The Grand Tour letters were written by Richard Bealey to his mother, brother Adam, and his sister Elizabeth, whilst on his adventures in … Continue reading

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Volunteering, studying and conservation

I’m Helen Lindsay and I have been a volunteer at Bury Archives since April 2009 and in January 2010 I started studying at the University of Dundee for an MLitt in Archives & Records Management by distance learning.  I’ve done … Continue reading

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Where to begin?

Ok so I’ve arrived in Bury as the Bealey Project Archivist and have been given the Bealey collection to arrange and catalogue. How does an archivist actually do that?   Well, I’m not the first person to look at sorting out … Continue reading

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The Bealeys and International Trade

 A quick glance through the Bealey papers quickly shows that most of their trade came from cotton merchants who were exporting their finished goods abroad. This was a highly successful and lucrative business but things did not always go to … Continue reading

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Bury International Exhibition

The new exhibition due to open at Bury Museum on 21 August is all about the towns industrial past and the important role it played in nineteenth century international trade. As new manufacturing processes developed with the industrial revolution, Bury … Continue reading

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The Bealey Papers

Welcome to Bealey’s Blog which is all about the papers of the Bealey family of Radcliffe, near Bury in Lancashire. Last year, Bury Archives received funding to sort through and catalogue the papers and this blog is where we will be … Continue reading

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