Tag Archives: The Great War

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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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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A Christmas War Cake

As reported here our big open day at The Met last month was a huge success! Visitors flocked through the doors to view the artwork and learn more about our Heritage Lottery Project: Bury Remembers the First World War. Taking … 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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Bury at War: Christmas 1914

With help from our newspaper archive, we discover fascinating insights into how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago both for the people at home in Bury and for family members who were serving in France.   Christmas Eve in 1914 Stars … Continue reading

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THE WAR Illustrated – ALBUM DE LUX. The Story of the Great European War told by Camera, Pen and Pencil

  Here at the Centre for Cultural Collections we are lucky enough to have a Borough Archivist who has a keen eye and generous cheque book! Over the past few years she has been creating her own personal collection of … Continue reading

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