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 many of these images available online.

Our Other Collections section is growing, with the Burnley Youth Theatre Collection just published and others in the pipeline.
We will soon have Upcoming Events to raise awareness of the collection and our project, but the 'Lancashire Archives at Burnley' display of Burnley Football Club images is still at Burnley Central Library basement rooms.
We are now operating without the benefit of Heritage Lottery Funding and to help us continue would welcome donations. Please contact us for details about how to make a donation or donate online by visiting our page at JUSTGIVING

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There are now over 13,541 images on the website. Our archive rooms are now fully operational although we continue to take a cautious approach. We WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS and have vacancies on our Thursday afternoon sessions. If you can spare a couple of hours why not contact us and arrange a visit to the archive. All that is needed are some basic computer skills and an interest in local history.
PENDLE AND WEST CRAVEN images in the Surrounding Districts pages will also now include images from 1963 to 1970 which are scanned from negatives (in addition to those scanned from photographs). These image stories are being transcribed from Nelson Library newspaper film rolls.
We have produced a short history about the project which you can download.

50 Years Ago

How things have changed.. club members look at the old model and inspect a modern luxury bus.

Members of the Ribble Enthusiasts Club, a Burnley based group which specialises in the history and the development of bus transport visited the Ribble bus shed at Centenary Way on Saturday, 23rd February 1974. More than 20 members enjoyed a tour of the shed conducted by Mr D. Uttley, Ribble's assistant district superintendent. They heard a history of Ribble transport in the area and enjoyed a look round the workshops.

Ribble Enthusiasts Club

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group