Tag Archives: Bury Greater Manchester

The Holiday “Spirit”

With all this rain drenching our holidays we thought we’d give August’s Photo Donation of the Month a special holiday flavour! There’s sun hats and picnics, a pebble beach and somewhere off in the distance, the sitters’ eyes take us … Continue reading

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Cheers to Crown Ales: Crown Brewing Company Ltd archive

We were recently contacted by the archivist from Cumbria Archive Service to ask if we would be able to take in a hefty couple of share members’ ledgers relating to the Crown Brewing Company of Bury; they were duly delivered … 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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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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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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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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Explore Archives Week: The Rate Books

Bury Archives have signed up to an exciting campaign which will take place over the next seven days (18th – 26th November). Led by The National Archives, ‘Explore your Archive’ aims to create awareness of the essential role archives play … Continue reading

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Photograph of the Month: Market Place Bury

What do you do if you haven’t got the technology to create a panoramic photograph of a scene you greatly admire? If all you have is an image with a narrow field of view which irritatingly cuts through the windows … 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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