Monthly Archives: January 2011

Archives: “there is something about the smell and feel of a one hundred and twenty year old piece of paper..”

  Greetings to all the readers. My name is Dennis Bourne and I am a second year history student at the Manchester Metropolitan University. I have had the pleasure of working with the staff at Bury archive for the past … Continue reading

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Cataloguing and arrangement, what goes where and why?

You may have been wondering what I’ve been upto for the past six months or so. Well, after having shuffled around a lot of boxes and complied various lists, I got down to the task of arranging and cataloguing the papers … Continue reading

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1856, a year in the life of Mary Bealey as told by her cheques.

Among the Bealey papers I found a mysterious brown paper packet tied up with string. Inside were some early bank cheque stubs or counterfoils, which were drawn on Mary Bealey’s private account and are interesting because they are accompanied by the corresponding … Continue reading

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Mary Bealey’s Methodist Chapel

  Mary Bealey’s Close Methodist Chapel. In 1839, Mary Bealey saw the completion of the Close Methodist Chapel, a project which was accomplished entirely at her behest. If you have any photographs or memories of the original Close Methodist Chapel, … Continue reading

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