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, OCTOBER 2020: We have now installed Covid 19 safety measures in our archive rooms but recent tighter restrictions and increasing numbers of cases mean that we are unable to invite volunteers back into the rooms until the situation improves. Some volunteers are now working from home and we will continue to upload images to the website.

 

50 Years Ago

Mr. Charlie Schofield, on the right in this picture, started work at Earnshaw Bros. and Booth Limited in 1932 when he left school and is a fully trained french polisher. He now supervises the finishing processes. In seven years in the Forces Charlie served with the 8th Army "Desert Rats" and now learns Esperanto, a language designed to help "Nation speak peace unto nation."

From the first of an Express weekly industrial feature "We Can Make It" by Allan Halstead. The series outlines each firm's history and development and tells the story of ordinary people. It was linked with a competition "Unsung Hero '71" with a prize of a holiday in Ireland with a companion.

Now spread over 130,000 sq. ft, the firm started in 1917 in a small converted house in Swainbank Street, where John Charles Earnshaw was joined by his brother Maxwell, Wilfrid Booth and finally by J. W. Shackleton. There were moves to Waterloo Mill, Pentridge Mill and finally Central Mill.

Earnshaw Bros. and Booth

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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