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: In line with Government directions volunteers are unable to access our archive rooms to digitise Burnley Express negatives for the website. However, we are continuing to add interesting images from our Newspaper Cuttings Envelopes which are being catalogued by some volunteers at home. These records date from the 1930's to the mid 1950's. Some of these will also be developed as longer stories on our Articles page.

 

44 Years Ago

A quarter of a million miles and more than 20 years separate these two buses. The old half-cab wears its engine up front-the new one hides it at the rear. Same engines, almost, but look at those bodies.
When Burnley and Pendle Undertaking buses Number 44 and 45 made their last working journeys recently it marked the end of an era. For as 75 years of municipal transport in the area was celebrated OUT went the last two half cab, front engine single decker buses which have served in the area so well over the years on both normal and school routes. And IN came the first of a fleet of 14 luxury double-deckers-the latest word in public transport. The new double-deckers share one thing in common with the old half cabs-they both have bodies built by a Blackburn coach building firm.

Ring out the old, ring in the new

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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