Category Archives: Events

Manchester Voices comes to Radcliffe

On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of August, I travelled to Radcliffe Library to record the visit of the Manchester Voices project, this being the ‘umbrella’ term for a series of research projects investigating and celebrating the accents … Continue reading

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Competition for Shakespeare 400 opens today

Our team of library assistants worked really hard yesterday to prepare the Shakespeare Display ready for our competition which opens today! The cabinet displaying the competition props has been installed at Bury Library but other libraries across the Borough will … Continue reading

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History told through objects.

    Over the last year-as part of our preparations for displays and events commemorating the First World War-I have come across a book called ‘A HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN 100 OBJECTS’- Published in association with the Imperial … Continue reading

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Read all about it … our WW1 Exhibition Open Day at The Met!

We were thrilled to meet everyone who joined us for our Exhibition Open Day at The Met on Saturday. Despite the wet weather folks kept turning up to view the artwork, hear the readings and sample the cakes and biscuits … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading in Gallipoli Gardens

From Wendy: We were really pleased that so many of you turned up on Bury Light Night 2015 to listen to our article- and poetry-reading in Gallipoli Gardens. Nic, volunteer Penny and I really got into character wearing WW1 nurses … Continue reading

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The Illuminated Archives

Although Friday 16th October 2015 was the fifth annual Light Night in Bury it marked the first time we, the archive service, have opened our doors to the crowds of people who flock to the town centre to be dazzled by … Continue reading

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Art Exhibition at The Met, Bury

Over the past few months we have welcomed an incredible amount of artwork through the doors of our centre – these range from lino prints, etchings, canvases, wood-burnt images and even pottery! Together this breath-taking collection of art represents all … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Search…

In time for the 5th annual Bury Light Night on Friday 16th October – we are busily preparing our brand new display cases to feature selected records from our Archives. One case tells the poignant story of a mother’s search … Continue reading

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Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle

Here at The Centre for Cultural Collections we are all too aware of how our records can fire the imagination. We witness it every day from customers who search our census returns, trade directories, newspaper reels and archives in an … Continue reading

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Letter to an Unknown Soldier

During June, the Centre for Cultural Collections was thrilled to support Bury Libraries in delivering two workshops as part of the ‘14-18 Now’ project, ‘Letter to an Unknown Soldier’. The memorial to an Unknown Soldier, which stands on Platform 1 … Continue reading

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