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 at the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre from May to September 2021.
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**GOOD NEWS** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, MAY 2021: Our archive rooms are now open to a restricted number of volunteers who have been vaccinated. We are taking a cautious and gradual approach, especially in the light of the recent increase in case numbers and will review the situation continually, in the light of Government guidance.

 

50 years Ago

A view of the underpass from Church Street which will carry cars to the stack, seen in the background.

Burnley's new multi-storey car stack, St Peter's at Church Street, should be completed and ready for use by Christmas 1971. It caters for up to 530 motorists. The work was originally held up for several months, after a collapse of the culvert in the River Brun, throwing the contractors, British Lift Slab, behind schedule. The car stack, complete with underpass leading from Church Street, is similar to the Curzon Street stack. Burnley's Borough Surveyor, Mr. E. C. Ashby, said that most of the structure is pre-fabricated then built up in section from ground level. This is why the final stages are quickly erected.

For the image and story of the culvert and plans of the proposed stack search the website using the words British Lift Slab.

St Peter's Car Stack

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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