Tag Archives: World War One

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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East Lancashire Railway Armistice Exhibition

We could never have imagined, when we began our WW1 project four years’ ago, just how far and deep the sentiment (Bury remembering the First World War) would spread into our community. The extracted newspaper images, obituaries and articles have … 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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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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The Illuminated Archives

Although Friday 16th October 2015 was the fifth annual Light Night in Bury it marked the first time we, the archive service, have opened our doors to the crowds of people who flock to the town centre to be dazzled by … 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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