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

The children performing at the Von Trapp ball.

It's standing room only if people want to see the "Sound of Music" performed by the Burnley Light Opera Society which opened at the Empire last night, Monday the 26th October 1970. For every seat has been taken, and there is only very limited standing accommodation.

There was almost a near disaster when the scenery had not arrived by Sunday night, but it arrived about 1-30 a.m. on Monday from the Palace Theatre Manchester, after the final production of the musical there which finished at 10 p.m. on Saturday. The stage staff worked through the night, stopped for breakfast and then worked through the morning to complete the preparation for the show, given by one of the society's smallest casts for several years: but members are hoping for the most successful show for a long time.

Sound of Music at the Empire

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Short film by the Burnley Film Group
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