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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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History told through objects.

    Over the last year-as part of our preparations for displays and events commemorating the First World War-I have come across a book called ‘A HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN 100 OBJECTS’- Published in association with the Imperial … Continue reading

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Susan’s Transcription

Susan Hopton has been volunteering for our Service for over three years and during those years we’ve got to know her really well! Susan is a genuinely kind and wonderful person whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm have been an asset … Continue reading

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Finding a home.

Part of the work of an Archive team is to ensure that documents find their way into the most appropriate collection. On occasion this means that deposits are relocated from one Archive to another. Ensuring that documents find the most … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting the Chief Executive.

Shortly before retiring from his role as Chief Executive of Bury Council, Mike Kelly promised Gilli Paxton (the Borough Archivist) the entire collection of photographs he had taken throughout his career with the Council. True to his word Mike – … Continue reading

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