Tag Archives: Lancashire Fusiliers

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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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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A Soldier’s Story

Once again it has been an absolute pleasure to receive a donation of military records from a member of the public. Contained within this deposit are the following items: a soldier’s pocket book, a Soldiers’ Small Book, a letter detailing … Continue reading

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Flower Festival

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Bury Parish Church is currently running a series of events which began last Sunday 3rd August and ends on Saturday 9th August. Being situated so close to the church, … Continue reading

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