Tag Archives: Bury Lancashire

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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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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Richmal Crompton Library Display

After recently installing a glass cabinet in the main library area at Bury (to be used for promotional material and reading displays), we thought it might be a good idea for one of our first displays to feature a local author! And it’s … Continue reading

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Archives in the Community: photographing Radcliffe Parish Church

We were extremely saddened to learn about the Boxing Day Floods back in 2015 and how this affected the communities in and around Bury, not to mention the rest of the UK. We can’t imagine how devastated we would be … 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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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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Elvis has left the Building …

The last days of Save Records Bury Indoor Market recently bade farewell to Lawless’s, an indoor market institution since the 1960s, and on 29 October another long-serving market trader pulled down the shutters for the last time.  Save Records, since … 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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