Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Forthcoming events for Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Lancashire Archives at Burnley Library

Burnley Central Library, Grimshaw Street. From now until

Wednesday 31st July 2024
Lancashire Archives at Burnley Library

Visit Burnley Library basement level for the 'Clarets Collected: A football Town Archive' being developed by Lancashire Archives. The core of the collection arrived at the library in April 2023 - personal collections donated by a small group of fans but the the archive continues to grow. There is an exhibition 'Bob Lord - Burnley Born and Bred', which was first shown at Towneley Hall in 2019. Find out more about the project at https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-record-office/clarets-collected/

In the corridor of the basement a new, second exhibition, of images from the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection of Express photographs is on display - In the Paper: Clarets Fans and the Burnley Express.

Recent Events

May 2019

Burnley Market Hall

Wednesday 15th May 2019
May 2019

An exhibition board about the archive, featuring some of the images and their stories, is on display in Burnley Market Hall. The board remains on display

6th April to 31st October 2019

Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, The Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley

Thursday 31st October 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019 to the end of October 2019

2pm to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, The Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley

A free exhibition of images from the Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive (also includes an exhibition about Victoria Mill Trafalgar Street entitled Victoria Mill Reborn).

Reaching Local Communities

Coal Clough Library, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley

Friday 13th March 2020
Reaching Local Communities

FROM 29TH FEBRUARY UNTIL 13TH MARCH 2020

The Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection exhibition boards will be touring local venues over the coming months and Coal Clough Library is the first venue, From 28th February 2020, for a period of two weeks, visitors to the library will be able to find out about the project and view 25 images taken from the website. A postcard memento is available to take away which will show more images and give the all important website address.

Archive Open Day

1.30pm to 4pm at Burnley Civic Trust Archive.

Sunday 15th March 2020
Archive Open Day

Burnley Civic Trust Archive, rear of Burnley Town Hall, near the Mechanics loading area, in former police cells/Radio Lancashire offices

To celebrate our first year of operation we invite you to come and see how we digitise negatives and newspaper stories and make them free to view on our website. It's an opportunity to see the various materials in the archive, meet some of our volunteers, ask questions and give your comments about the website.

Parking is free on the Town Hall car park. Look our for the brown arched door on the left and the Open Day sign.

Burnley Civic Trust Open Lecture

Burnley Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley

Wednesday 1st April 2020
Burnley Civic Trust Open Lecture

WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the worsening coronavirus situation. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

A power point presentation by members of the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Archive team showing a range of images from the archive covering:

ABOUT THE ARCHIVE
A 'NOW AND THEN' VIRTUAL WALK
HISTORY OF THE FIRE BRIGADE
EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAYS
LOST BUILDINGS

An opportunity for people to see how the website can be used, to meet volunteers and ask questions or make comments and suggestions.

The presentation will start at 7.00pm and will finish before 9.00pm. Light refreshments will be available after the presentation.
Free car parking is available on the Town Hall Car Park

Burnley Football Club Images

Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley. From Spring Bank Holiday until

Sunday 17th October 2021
 Burnley Football Club Images

Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive will stage an exhibition of photographs of Burnley Football Club from the Burnley Express collection as part of the opening of the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre.

Following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre on Manchester Road in Burnley will reopen to the public at Spring Bank Holiday. From Saturday 29th May opening times will be from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission will be governed by Covid-19 rules - face-covering must be worn, social distancing observed and numbers admitted may be limited. To start with the shop will have limited stock and access and will be unable to serve refreshments.

In addition to the usual displays and the Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive exhibition, the display commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the official opening of the Visitor Centre in July 1980 planned for last year will be retained.

Gannow Exhibition

Gannow Community Centre, Adamson Street, Burnley - FROM MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2021 UNTIL

Friday 31st December 2021
Gannow Exhibition

A collection of photographs from the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection will be on display at Gannow Community Centre. The photographs, dating mainly from the 1970's and 80's show scenes, buildings and people from the Gannow area. It is a free event and gives the opportunity to look around the Community Centre and find out what other activities and services are on offer.

As seen above the exhibition board is in the Drop in Cafe area and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 12.30, for a small donation, you can also take advantage of the home made meals on offer.

Local Communities and Burnley Library

Burnley Central Library, Grimshaw Street, Burnley

Thursday 23rd March 2023
Local Communities and Burnley Library

On display now until 23rd March 2023.
To celebrate the new Community Hub/Reference Library at Burnley Central Library an exhibition of images from Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Archive is on display until the end of Feburary. They show some of the many community events which took place at the library from the late 1960's to the early 1980's, and include lectures, music concerts, public meetings, and all manner of cultural, educational and artistic events.

Heritage Lottery Project Celebration

YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT: Please contact us via the website and we will provide details of the time and venue

Thursday 30th March 2023
Heritage Lottery Project Celebration

This is an informal event with a short introductory speech to celebrate the ending of the Heritage Lottery Funded phase of the project.

There will be an opportunity to view fascinating archive images and historic objects from our collection and to chat with fellow guests and volunteers.

West End Schools

West End Community Centre, Venice Street, Burnley

Thursday 20th July 2023
West End Schools

From now until the end of July an exhibition board of images and stories about Hargher Clough, Myrtle Bank and Wood Top Schools is on display at the community centre. Civic Trust Chairman, Edward Walton, will also give a "Now and Then" presentation to the Local History Group at the centre on Thursday the 13th July from 6 to 8 pm.

The Community Centre also has additional historical information about the schools. For more information and to check opening times of the centre please contact Chris Keene, Telephone 01282 435865 or email: secretary@westendburnley.co.uk

The image shows the Hargher Clough 7-a-side football team who won the Junior Schools competition in 1971.

Lost Buildings of Burnley

Gannow Community Centre FROM MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2023 until

Monday 31st July 2023
Lost Buildings of Burnley

A collection of photographs from the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection will be on display at Gannow Community Centre. The photographs, dating mainly from the 1970's and 80's, are of buildings in Burnley which are no longer in existence.

It is a free event and gives the opportunity to look around the Community Centre and find out what other activities and services are on offer.

As seen above the exhibition board is in the Drop in Cafe area and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 12.30, for a small donation, you can also take advantage of the home made meals on offer.

St Peter's Heritage Open Day 2023

St Peter's Parish Church, Church Street, Burnley

Saturday 16th September 2023
St Peter's Heritage Open Day 2023

St Peter's Church is hosting an event as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme.

Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection will have a stand at the event and members of the Trust will be manning the stand to answer questions and provide information about the collection.

Burnley Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Burnley Mechanics Theatre, Manchester Road, Burnley

Wednesday 5th June 2024
Burnley Volunteer Recruitment Fair

From 11am to 3pm.

Come and meet Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection and find out how you can join us as a volunteer.

There will be a wide range of other organisation and groups with displays at the event.

Pride of Place Exhibition

Unit 55 Charter Walk, under the market stairs. From Saturday the 18th May until

Saturday 15th June 2024
Pride of Place Exhibition

From 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection will be displaying images of Burnley from the archive at The Caravan Gallery Pride of Place Exhibition celebrating Burnley.

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