Tag Archives: Bury Remembers the First World War

Lost Treasure: Missing WW1 Medal has found its soldier’s Archive

Last November we marked the Armistice Centenary of WW1; it was an intense and emotional time for everyone who helped the borough remember local military personnel who had lost their lives during the conflict. For us it really felt like … 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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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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A letter for Ada

Our Heritage Lottery funded project, ‘Bury Remembers the First World War’ has enabled our volunteers to extract newspaper obituaries and images of upward of 3,000 local military personnel who died during the conflict. The published obituaries contain details of next … 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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History told through objects.

    Over the last year-as part of our preparations for displays and events commemorating the First World War-I have come across a book called ‘A HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN 100 OBJECTS’- Published in association with the Imperial … Continue reading

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Read all about it … our WW1 Exhibition Open Day at The Met!

We were thrilled to meet everyone who joined us for our Exhibition Open Day at The Met on Saturday. Despite the wet weather folks kept turning up to view the artwork, hear the readings and sample the cakes and biscuits … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading in Gallipoli Gardens

From Wendy: We were really pleased that so many of you turned up on Bury Light Night 2015 to listen to our article- and poetry-reading in Gallipoli Gardens. Nic, volunteer Penny and I really got into character wearing WW1 nurses … Continue reading

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