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 have Upcoming Events to raise awareness of the collection and our project.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 1st APRIL EVENT AND ALL FUTURE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED until further notice.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, JUNE 2020: In line with Government easing of restrictions some volunteers are now able to access our archive rooms to digitise Burnley Express negatives for the website. We are looking at ways of safely allowing more access to the rooms so that we can return to normal or near normal activity.

 

50 Years Ago

A civil delegation from Vitry arrived on Friday, 25th September 1970, during French Week to a civic reception at Burnley town hall after being met at Ringway Airport by the Mayor of Burnley, Ald. E. J. Willis. The delegation is Couns. MM M. Bonnett and M. Dacatti, Mlle D. Damiano (director of housing), and M. R. Gandilhon (a member of the Twinning Committee).
One of their first duties was to open Le Petit Escargot, the side-walk cafe in Centenary Gardens near the central library, run by Addison's and specialising in French wines and champagne. On Saturday they saw Burnley's match against Wolves and went to a Burnley swimming club dinner at Whalley. On Sunday they watched a netball match between Michelin and Vitry and saw rugby and football matches between Burnley and Vitry teams. There was also a swimming contest between Burnley, Vitry and a team from Lancaster, as well as an Anglo/French concert at Barden School. In the evening they saw Blackpool Illuminations.

French Week

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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