Category Archives: Photograph of the Month

The Spirit of a Town: Graham Cooper & Douglas Sargent Photographic Archive

Back in 2016, Graham Cooper donated a slide collection which consists of over 300 images taken during the late 1970s and early 1980s of Bury, as Graham describes, ‘at the threshold of change’. In his publication, Sense of Place: Outside … Continue reading

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Photo Donation of the Month: Birth and Death of a Mill Chimney

A couple of months’ ago we were asked to carry out some research into the history of Bury Boot & Shoe (formerly Woodhill Mills) off Brandlesholme Rd. The request came from an interior designer who was carrying out renovation work … Continue reading

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Photo Donation of the month: A Winter’s Tale

In January 1963, the local press was full of reports of the ‘arctic spell’, where on Boxing Day 1962, snow descended upon Bury and its surrounding towns. There were messages from the police who patrolled danger spots such as rivers, … Continue reading

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Photo Donation of the Month: Leslie Priestley’s view of Bury

Just look at how much fun you can have in your workplace before the Health and Safety at Work Act came into force in 1974! This fabulous photo donation came into us recently and we felt we just had to … Continue reading

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The Holiday “Spirit”

With all this rain drenching our holidays we thought we’d give August’s Photo Donation of the Month a special holiday flavour! There’s sun hats and picnics, a pebble beach and somewhere off in the distance, the sitters’ eyes take us … Continue reading

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Donation of the Month: Keep Moving! Arthur Murray Removals

We always get excited when we receive donations! And photographs, especially, almost make us jump up and down with delight. All those moments caught on camera! When you donate your images to archive services what you are doing is preserving … Continue reading

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Photograph of the Month: Market Place Bury

What do you do if you haven’t got the technology to create a panoramic photograph of a scene you greatly admire? If all you have is an image with a narrow field of view which irritatingly cuts through the windows … Continue reading

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Bury Town Centre 1960s: Photograph of the Month

This month’s photograph is of an unspecified area of Bury Town Centre taken in 1963. As many of the photographs within this set are marked as ‘Central Dereliction Area’, it is possible that the houses shown in the image were … Continue reading

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Photograph of the Month: The Derby Hall

Last week we were approached by Nick Smale, Marketing Manager for The Met in Bury, who wondered whether we had any historic images of The Met building under its former name, The Derby Hall. Nick informed us that The Met … Continue reading

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Photograph of the Month: Summerseat?

Amongst the donations we received this month was a beautifully-preserved photograph album dated from the early part of the 20th century. The donor, Mrs Wood, tells us that the album belonged to her Grandfather, Albert Henry Winterburn, who lived and … Continue reading

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