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.

Piper John Tinnion pipes in the haggis held aloft by the chef, Mr. T. Winwood. Looking on as the haggis is cut by the president, Mr. Archibald, are the Mayoress, the Mayor, Mrs. Archibald and Mr. Goodfellow.
It's enough to make Robert Bruce turn in his grave, or the haggis to jump off its plate and run away, but there it is, Sassenachs are being allowed into the ranks of Burnley and District Caledonian Society. The move is designed to halt declining membership, and to attract not only people with Scottish connections but those with an interest in Scotland and things Scottish. And it made its mark on the Society's annual dinner and Burns celebrations at the Keirby Hotel on Saturday. Among the 100 guests and members present were more English than usual, and they had the opportunity to sample celebrations in honour of the renowned Scots bard.

Burns Night

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group