Tag Archives: family history

Something Good from Bury

If you were to say the word ‘Bensons’ to a Buryite of a certain age, then firstly their eyes may mist over, soon to be followed by a little sigh as they fall into a chocolate-lime induced reverie. For several … 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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Ancestor Project: Albert Carter

We might never have the chance of meeting our ancestors but sharing what they’ve left behind could be the next best thing… This is the sentiment behind our new project which connects members of the community to their past by … Continue reading

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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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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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A Mother’s Search…

In time for the 5th annual Bury Light Night on Friday 16th October – we are busily preparing our brand new display cases to feature selected records from our Archives. One case tells the poignant story of a mother’s search … Continue reading

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Finding a suitable home.

The Centre for Cultural Collections would like to thank the staff at Ramsbottom Library for forwarding two photographs to be conserved in the Borough Archive. A customer had been looking for a place to re-home these photographs and some other … Continue reading

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The Bury Collective

Back in November of last year we announced, with considerable pride, our success in being granted £60,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding was for our project ‘Bury Remembers the First World War’ which focuses on the content … Continue reading

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