Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection
In 2016 Burnley Civic Trust was gifted the Burnley Express Newspaper Archive by Johnston Press.

The archive is extensive and we aim to make as many of these images available online as soon as possible.

We also have Upcoming Events to raise awareness of the collection and our project.

Alongside many of the images, you will find the story behind it.

This is an ongoing project, please check back often.


50 Years ago this week.

A contingent of 150 Sea Cadets from Burnley, Accrington, Chorley, and Preston marched into Burnley centre on Sunday 19th October for the annual Trafalgar Day parade. Joined by naval ex-servicemen from associations in the district, the cadets started from the Burnley unit's headquarters in Stanley Street, and walked down Hammerton Street and along St. James's Street and Parker Lane to Grimshaw Street. The cadets marched with bayonets fixed and colours flying.

Trafalgar Day

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group