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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.


In the centre of the group are the new Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley, Councillor Arthur Proctor and his wife Marion. Also in the group are Mr. Dan Jones, MP for Burnley; mayors and mayoresses of Nelson, Colne and Clitheroe, Ald. J. Sutcliffe, Councillor G. Nolan, Councillor Banks and their wives.
A few hours after the Mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, the new Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley, Councillor and Mrs. Arthur Proctor, stood in the centre of the Casino Club ballroom receiving guests at the civic reception and ball. As couples moved forward to be received, members of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra provided background music. The edge of the ballroom was crowded with guests and the ladies looked most colourful in their beautiful dresses.

50 Years Ago
Mayor-making ceremony
Short film by the Burnley Film Group