Tag Archives: Centre for Cultural Collections

A Brother’s Love of Horses

The Hutchinsons were a well-established and wealthy family of Bury. In the eighteenth century they had been wool merchants but the documents in our collection belonged to the branch of the family who built Daisyfield Mill, a cotton-spinning mill at … Continue reading

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Displaying ‘Christmas Past’

To celebrate Christmas in the archives this year we have created two festive displays using a selection of documents chosen from four separate collections. We decided on two seasonal themes: Christmas Cards & Greetings and Christmas Entertainment. In our first … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present for the Centre for Cultural Collections.

  What began as a routine family history enquiry to the Centre for Cultural Collections (CfCC) resulted in our donation of the month! Sheena Jarvis is a customer of ours who is resident in the USA. After working with our wonderful … 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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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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Family Ties

One of the collections held by the Borough Archive is a Miscellaneous Local Photographs Collection (MLP). This is where we catalogue photographs that are important to the history of the borough but do not have links to any of the other … Continue reading

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