Tag Archives: Bury Council

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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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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Meeting the Volunteers

We always look forward to working with our volunteers – they make our roles, as archives assistants, both rewarding and fun! Some of our volunteers have been with the Archives for quite a long time – longer than Nic and I – and … Continue reading

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Horrible Histories

Anyone out there a Horrible Histories fan? My family certainly are and we were all thrilled to be invited to the preview of the Imperial War Museum North’s Horrible Histories Blitzed Brits exhibition. The event started at 5pm and we … 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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