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

Simon Pittard, puts the finalists through their paces.

The Eight finalists who will be judged next Friday at the 1970 Queen of Industry Contest were put through their paces at a rehearsal on Friday morning in the Casino Ballroom. Promotions manager Simon Pittard explained the procedure of the big night, and each of the eight girls practised the routine walk.

This year they have not had a professional model to help them, for it is, after all, an amateur contest in which natural grace of movement will score over the classic style of the model school. As the grand finale approaches, the girls are becoming a little nervous at the prospects of being spot-lighted before the judges, an avenue of VIPs and the public.

Queens of Industry

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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