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.

One of the contractors looking at the oven before dismantling it this week at Padiham.
A hand-operated bakehouse oven, probably one of the last of its type, was destined to an ignominious end on the scrapheap. Instead, thanks to the foresight of a Padiham couple, its last resting place will be at Towneley Hall. Its retirement there was arranged by former baker Mr. George Bradshaw and his wife Agnes of 48 Stockbridge Road, Padiham. After almost seven years in the confectionery trade at 66 Hapton Road, they gave up the bakery business in January of this year, but could not bear to see the oven thrown out as scrap. They got in touch with Mr. Hector Thornton, the curator of Towneley, and offered the oven and its equipment to the craft museum there.

B & D

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group