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.

 

50 Years ago this week.

Marking of the 28 entrants for the Easter Bonnet competition held at Elgin's Easter dance at Fulledge Conservative Club on Wednesday 1st April was so close that the original three prizes were extended to five. About 130 employees and friends attended the annual dance organised by the sports committee of Elgin Manufacturing Company Limited and prizes were given by the management to the first three competition winners. The sports club committee donated three fancy holdalls.
Winners were: 1. Miss Lesley Hamer, who wore a black picture hat trimmed with red nylon tulle and red and white flowers; 2. Miss Eileen O'Connor whose pink and turquoise hat was partly made by her twin sister; 3. Mrs. Lilian Sagar, who wore a novelty hat with a large black dice on top surrounded by gaming symbols. Additional prizes were given to Miss Linda Chadband, wearing a hat in various shades of nylon, and Mrs. Florence Barker, who made her own typical Easter bonnet of white, pink and blue flowers.

Easter Bonnets

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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