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Bury Archives New Opening Times for 2018

As all our visitors are probably aware, 2017 has been a stressful time for the Borough’s library service (of which we’re a part of). But we are pleased to say we are preparing ourselves for a brand new start for … Continue reading

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You are invited to a MURDER!

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We know the amazing detective skills that are involved in tracing your local and family history; so we thought this event hosted by Bury Libraries may be right up your street!

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Your Archive Needs You!

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Would you like to be INSPIRED? After our two most recent blog posts have brought you up to date with all the wonderful work that the project has achieved so far…

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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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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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The Bealey Papers

Welcome to Bealey’s Blog which is all about the papers of the Bealey family of Radcliffe, near Bury in Lancashire. Last year, Bury Archives received funding to sort through and catalogue the papers and this blog is where we will be … Continue reading

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