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.

Brown's shop of the inter-war years. On the right is Mr. Percy Brown the son of the founder of the firm Mr. A. H. Brown (whose name is on the stand).
A business which has flourished for a century in Burnley will shortly take up a new place in Croft Street, the prosperous area near the bus station. It will open to the public there on Wednesday 10th December, 1969 and supervising the move is jovial Mr. James Brown the fourth generation in the family business.
The business started in the old market hall, was modernised into a row of shops about 1930 and then moved to Curzon Place in 1965.

Browns Fish Shop

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group