Category Archives: Newspaper Archive

WW1 Project Retrospective: Secondary School Sessions

I was so excited when Bury Archives asked me to be a part of the ‘Bury Remembers the First World War’ Project as a Secondary School Facilitator. What a great opportunity to be more involved with the Archives, connect with … Continue reading

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The Day The Circus Came To Town.

You can smell the grease paint; hear the band and the animals, and feel the crowds excitement! The following extracts from the article sum up the Circus’s impact on Bury beautifully.. 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 Bury Collective

Back in November of last year we announced, with considerable pride, our success in being granted £60,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding was for our project ‘Bury Remembers the First World War’ which focuses on the content … Continue reading

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Dainty Little Scones

Our World War 1 Heritage Lottery Fund project is gathering pace with the input of lots of fantastic volunteers who are scouring digitised copies of local papers from the period. They are looking for interesting articles, pictures and advertisements as well … Continue reading

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Bury at War: Christmas 1914

With help from our newspaper archive, we discover fascinating insights into how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago both for the people at home in Bury and for family members who were serving in France.   Christmas Eve in 1914 Stars … Continue reading

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