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Bury Town Centre 1960s: Photograph of the Month

This month’s photograph is of an unspecified area of Bury Town Centre taken in 1963. As many of the photographs within this set are marked as ‘Central Dereliction Area’, it is possible that the houses shown in the image were … Continue reading

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Springwater Mill: Photography Project

It’s always satisfying to assist visitors with their research and we were more than happy to help photography student, Andrew Carson, with his university degree project on Springwater Works in Whitefield. Up until Andrew visited the Archives he could find … Continue reading

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The Day The Circus Came To Town.

You can smell the grease paint; hear the band and the animals, and feel the crowds excitement! The following extracts from the article sum up the Circus’s impact on Bury beautifully.. Continue reading

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Back to the 1990s – Images from the Bury Times on Display

Archives preservation is not just about caring for records from long ago! Yes it’s always exciting to handle photographs from a far distant era but it can be just as fascinating to study and preserve images from more recent times: … Continue reading

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Bury Postcards

As you are probably aware we are really proud of our image archive and take every opportunity to show off what we have!! To celebrate the New Year we have two exciting projects coming your way! A fabulous new display … 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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Radcliffe Library Archive Display

Here in the Archive department, we are always really pleased when we find a way to display the Borough’s historic documents within the communities where they were originally created. This month we have had the opportunity to temporarily transfer one of … Continue reading

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Photograph of the Month: The Derby Hall

Last week we were approached by Nick Smale, Marketing Manager for The Met in Bury, who wondered whether we had any historic images of The Met building under its former name, The Derby Hall. Nick informed us that The Met … Continue reading

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Manchester Voices comes to Radcliffe

On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of August, I travelled to Radcliffe Library to record the visit of the Manchester Voices project, this being the ‘umbrella’ term for a series of research projects investigating and celebrating the accents … Continue reading

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Donald Jack Display

Following on from our post about Radcliffe-born author, Donald Jack, we are very pleased to tell you that our display is up and running! It was a pleasure to welcome Gordon Hale as one of the first visitors to view … Continue reading

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