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Lost Treasure: Missing WW1 Medal has found its soldier’s Archive

Last November we marked the Armistice Centenary of WW1; it was an intense and emotional time for everyone who helped the borough remember local military personnel who had lost their lives during the conflict. For us it really felt like … Continue reading

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A Victorian Wedding Dress Revisited

In March 1844 Sarah Fletcher and James W. Kenyon were married in Bury Parish Church.  120 years later, in 1964, Sarah’s wedding dress and James’s waistcoat were donated to the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall, near Burnley. Over the … Continue reading

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Captain Charles Sydney Parsons 1891 – 1957

Ahead of the WW1 centenary over four years ago, we put a call out for donations of WW1 documents and photographs. What we aimed to do was gather together as many records as we could to preserve in our archive … Continue reading

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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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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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Access Free Online History Magazines Thanks To Bury Libraries!

Bury Archives and Local Studies are proud to be part of Bury Libraries and a fantastic new online magazine offer – provided by Bury Libraries – may just help to give your local and family history research a boost; whilst also … 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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Commemorating Shakespeare 400

April 2016 commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare and to mark this, the Archive Department along with Bury Libraries are organising some fabulous events and activities. One of these will take the form of a competition where … Continue reading

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A Brother’s Love of Horses

The Hutchinsons were a well-established and wealthy family of Bury. In the eighteenth century they had been wool merchants but the documents in our collection belonged to the branch of the family who built Daisyfield Mill, a cotton-spinning mill at … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present for the Centre for Cultural Collections.

  What began as a routine family history enquiry to the Centre for Cultural Collections (CfCC) resulted in our donation of the month! Sheena Jarvis is a customer of ours who is resident in the USA. After working with our wonderful … Continue reading

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