Category Archives: family history

Your House Through Time: A guide for tracing your house history

The return of the BBC’s hugely popular series, A House through Time, has generated lots of enquiries from the local community asking how they go about tracing the history of their house. As a result we thought we’d put together … Continue reading

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A Victorian Wedding Dress Revisited

In March 1844 Sarah Fletcher and James W. Kenyon were married in Bury Parish Church.  120 years later, in 1964, Sarah’s wedding dress and James’s waistcoat were donated to the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall, near Burnley. Over the … Continue reading

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Home Learning Challenge: Genealogy

It’s a bit like being a detective when you start tracing your family history – this is what Harry Cain discovered when he visited the search room this morning to find out more about his maternal grandmother’s side of the … Continue reading

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Ancestor Project: Albert Carter

We might never have the chance of meeting our ancestors but sharing what they’ve left behind could be the next best thing… This is the sentiment behind our new project which connects members of the community to their past by … Continue reading

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Access Free Online History Magazines Thanks To Bury Libraries!

Bury Archives and Local Studies are proud to be part of Bury Libraries and a fantastic new online magazine offer – provided by Bury Libraries – may just help to give your local and family history research a boost; whilst also … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Radcliffe-born Donald Jack!

It’s usually quite challenging (but always fascinating) when a person visits The Archive and Local History Service armed with a specific enquiry. TV programmes like Who Do You Think You Are? Make it look easy – like the answer is … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…the Bealey’s and the Great War part 3

So far I have told you about the members of the Bealey family who died in WWI but now I’m going to tell you a bit about some of the men from the Bealey’s bleach and chemical works who also fought, some … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…the Bealey’s and the Great War part 2

As in the previous blog, this one is about a member of the Bealey family, Adam Crompton Bealey Jr. who was the youngest brother of Herbert Bealey, the last member of the family to be involved in the family business. … Continue reading

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