Tag Archives: Bury and WW1

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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Ancestral Photo Shoot: WW1 Soldier with descendants

We talked about Private Albert Carter from Bury (who lost his life during a raid on enemy trenches in July 1916) in a previous posting. Now we want to share some of the images of Albert and his descendants taken … Continue reading

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A Christmas War Cake

As reported here our big open day at The Met last month was a huge success! Visitors flocked through the doors to view the artwork and learn more about our Heritage Lottery Project: Bury Remembers the First World War. Taking … 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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