Tag Archives: Archive Donations

Reunion of two cousins who died in the First World War

We’ve lost count of the number of coincidences and surprises we encounter through our work at Bury Archives but the reunion of two cousins, who lost their lives in France during World War One, will remain one of the most … Continue reading

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Donation of the Month: Rifleman Edmund Kaye

Back in October last year we were contacted by Mr. Bernard Kaye who requested information on how to donate documents and photographs relating to his grandfather, Rifleman Edmund Kaye (from Radcliffe) who was killed in action during World War One. We … Continue reading

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The Memories of Albert Burton

What I enjoy most about working in Archives is the sense of discovery you feel when learning about a collection: taking a lid from a box and examining its contents sparks a need to know more and you begin researching; … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Search…

In time for the 5th annual Bury Light Night on Friday 16th October – we are busily preparing our brand new display cases to feature selected records from our Archives. One case tells the poignant story of a mother’s search … Continue reading

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Donation of the Month

Toward the end of last year we received an email from a Mr Peter Sleigh enquiring whether we would accept, as a donation, his Uncle’s archive. Peter’s Uncle, William Ward Sleigh (1894 – 1917) was born and raised in Bury … Continue reading

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