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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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Donation Of The Month – A Family’s Story

We were absolutely thrilled to be approached by Michael,  a life long Bury man, who wondered if his own family’s story would be of any interest to the Archive. Michael’s wonderful photographs and documents give us an insight in to a local … Continue reading

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Archives in the Community: photographing Radcliffe Parish Church

We were extremely saddened to learn about the Boxing Day Floods back in 2015 and how this affected the communities in and around Bury, not to mention the rest of the UK. We can’t imagine how devastated we would be … Continue reading

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Love Dickens at Christmas!

We always look forward to the Christmas decorations going up here at Bury Libraries! And Library Staff have really made this year’s display look especially festive by creating strings of beautifully crafted snowflakes to drape across the Children’s library; lovely … Continue reading

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Acknowledgement Of Great Customer Service

It is always nice when someone is happy with the service that they receive here at Bury Libraries. So it was especially thrilling when the Archives and Local Studies department found out that our Reference Librarian received a dedication of thanks in a … Continue reading

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Horrible Histories

Anyone out there a Horrible Histories fan? My family certainly are and we were all thrilled to be invited to the preview of the Imperial War Museum North’s Horrible Histories Blitzed Brits exhibition. The event started at 5pm and we … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Story

Once again it has been an absolute pleasure to receive a donation of military records from a member of the public. Contained within this deposit are the following items: a soldier’s pocket book, a Soldiers’ Small Book, a letter detailing … Continue reading

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THE WAR Illustrated – ALBUM DE LUX. The Story of the Great European War told by Camera, Pen and Pencil

  Here at the Centre for Cultural Collections we are lucky enough to have a Borough Archivist who has a keen eye and generous cheque book! Over the past few years she has been creating her own personal collection of … Continue reading

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