Tag Archives: Bury

The Spirit of a Town: Graham Cooper & Douglas Sargent Photographic Archive

Back in 2016, Graham Cooper donated a slide collection which consists of over 300 images taken during the late 1970s and early 1980s of Bury, as Graham describes, ‘at the threshold of change’. In his publication, Sense of Place: Outside … Continue reading

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Photo Donation of the Month: Birth and Death of a Mill Chimney

A couple of months’ ago we were asked to carry out some research into the history of Bury Boot & Shoe (formerly Woodhill Mills) off Brandlesholme Rd. The request came from an interior designer who was carrying out renovation work … Continue reading

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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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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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The Day The Circus Came To Town.

You can smell the grease paint; hear the band and the animals, and feel the crowds excitement! The following extracts from the article sum up the Circus’s impact on Bury beautifully.. 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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Love Dickens at Christmas!

We always look forward to the Christmas decorations going up here at Bury Libraries! And Library Staff have really made this year’s display look especially festive by creating strings of beautifully crafted snowflakes to drape across the Children’s library; lovely … Continue reading

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Radcliffe Library Archive Display

Here in the Archive department, we are always really pleased when we find a way to display the Borough’s historic documents within the communities where they were originally created. This month we have had the opportunity to temporarily transfer one of … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Radcliffe-born Donald Jack!

It’s usually quite challenging (but always fascinating) when a person visits The Archive and Local History Service armed with a specific enquiry. TV programmes like Who Do You Think You Are? Make it look easy – like the answer is … Continue reading

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Competition for Shakespeare 400 opens today

Our team of library assistants worked really hard yesterday to prepare the Shakespeare Display ready for our competition which opens today! The cabinet displaying the competition props has been installed at Bury Library but other libraries across the Borough will … Continue reading

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