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.

Capt. Allen has a section of his audience in a happy mood at the start of his address.
Representatives of the Burnley, Nelson and Colne Referees Association attended the Belvedere-Calder Vale sports club on Thursday 13th November when advice on refereeing was given by Capt. G. H. Allen, of London, treasurer of the Referees Association. Capt. Allen emphasised that all should appreciate that it was an honour to be a referee. Without a referee there would be no game and this would deprive 22 men of a Saturday afternoon's enjoyment, but the referee must enjoy the game too. Essentials included not only the application of the laws but a knowledge of the game, speed of perception and rapidity of decision. "If you are going to apply advantage let everyone know. Kicking or striking another player meant clean bath water for the offender. Be firm fair and fearless."

Referees Association

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group