Tag Archives: First World War

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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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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Access Free Online History Magazines Thanks To Bury Libraries!

Bury Archives and Local Studies are proud to be part of Bury Libraries and a fantastic new online magazine offer – provided by Bury Libraries – may just help to give your local and family history research a boost; whilst also … 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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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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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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Donation of the Month

Toward the end of last year we received an email from a Mr Peter Sleigh enquiring whether we would accept, as a donation, his Uncle’s archive. Peter’s Uncle, William Ward Sleigh (1894 – 1917) was born and raised in Bury … Continue reading

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