Tag Archives: Bury Council

Your House Through Time: A guide for tracing your house history

The return of the BBC’s hugely popular series, A House through Time, has generated lots of enquiries from the local community asking how they go about tracing the history of their house. As a result we thought we’d put together … Continue reading

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Bury Art Gallery and Public Library: laying of the foundation stone April 1899

April 29th 2019 is the 120th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for Bury Art Gallery and Public Library; using items from our archive we want to explore the origins of this beautiful building – why it was … Continue reading

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East Lancashire Railway Armistice Exhibition

We could never have imagined, when we began our WW1 project four years’ ago, just how far and deep the sentiment (Bury remembering the First World War) would spread into our community. The extracted newspaper images, obituaries and articles have … Continue reading

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Sir James Hacking: Mayor of Bury 1913 – 1919

James Hacking was born at Oswaldtwistle in 1861; the family later moved to Knuzden Brook near Blackburn where James, between the ages of seven and thirteen, worked in the warehouse of a nearby mill. His early introduction to the textile … 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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Home Learning Challenge: Genealogy

It’s a bit like being a detective when you start tracing your family history – this is what Harry Cain discovered when he visited the search room this morning to find out more about his maternal grandmother’s side of the … Continue reading

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Mill Gate Shopping Centre: 25 Years Old

On Saturday 29th July, The Mill Gate will be celebrating its 25th birthday. There’ll be all sorts of activities going on over at the shopping centre itself but we thought we’d have a mini-celebration by sharing some images of how … Continue reading

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Christine – Volunteering for the Borough Archive

Hi my name is Christine. Having made the decision to retire from full time work two years ago, I discovered that Bury Archives were looking for volunteers to work on the WW1 project. Having studied History and English, a keen … 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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The Illuminated Archives

Although Friday 16th October 2015 was the fifth annual Light Night in Bury it marked the first time we, the archive service, have opened our doors to the crowds of people who flock to the town centre to be dazzled by … Continue reading

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