Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Forthcoming events for Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Recent Events

May 2019

Burnley Market Hall

Wednesday 15th May 2019
May 2019

An exhibition board about the archive, featuring some of the images and their stories, is on display in Burnley Market Hall. The board remains on display

6th April to 31st October 2019

Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, The Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley

Thursday 31st October 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019 to the end of October 2019

2pm to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, The Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley

A free exhibition of images from the Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive (also includes an exhibition about Victoria Mill Trafalgar Street entitled Victoria Mill Reborn).

Reaching Local Communities

Coal Clough Library, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley

Friday 13th March 2020
Reaching Local Communities


The Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection exhibition boards will be touring local venues over the coming months and Coal Clough Library is the first venue, From 28th February 2020, for a period of two weeks, visitors to the library will be able to find out about the project and view 25 images taken from the website. A postcard memento is available to take away which will show more images and give the all important website address.

Archive Open Day

1.30pm to 4pm at Burnley Civic Trust Archive.

Sunday 15th March 2020
Archive Open Day

Burnley Civic Trust Archive, rear of Burnley Town Hall, near the Mechanics loading area, in former police cells/Radio Lancashire offices

To celebrate our first year of operation we invite you to come and see how we digitise negatives and newspaper stories and make them free to view on our website. It's an opportunity to see the various materials in the archive, meet some of our volunteers, ask questions and give your comments about the website.

Parking is free on the Town Hall car park. Look our for the brown arched door on the left and the Open Day sign.

Burnley Civic Trust Open Lecture

Burnley Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley

Wednesday 1st April 2020
Burnley Civic Trust Open Lecture

WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the worsening coronavirus situation. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

A power point presentation by members of the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Archive team showing a range of images from the archive covering:


An opportunity for people to see how the website can be used, to meet volunteers and ask questions or make comments and suggestions.

The presentation will start at 7.00pm and will finish before 9.00pm. Light refreshments will be available after the presentation.
Free car parking is available on the Town Hall Car Park

Burnley Football Club Images

Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, Toll House, Manchester Road, Burnley. From Spring Bank Holiday until

Sunday 17th October 2021
 Burnley Football Club Images

Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive will stage an exhibition of photographs of Burnley Football Club from the Burnley Express collection as part of the opening of the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre.

Following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre on Manchester Road in Burnley will reopen to the public at Spring Bank Holiday. From Saturday 29th May opening times will be from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Admission will be governed by Covid-19 rules - face-covering must be worn, social distancing observed and numbers admitted may be limited. To start with the shop will have limited stock and access and will be unable to serve refreshments.

In addition to the usual displays and the Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive exhibition, the display commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the official opening of the Visitor Centre in July 1980 planned for last year will be retained.

Gannow Exhibition

Gannow Community Centre, Adamson Street, Burnley - FROM MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2021 UNTIL

Friday 31st December 2021
Gannow Exhibition

A collection of photographs from the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection will be on display at Gannow Community Centre. The photographs, dating mainly from the 1970's and 80's show scenes, buildings and people from the Gannow area. It is a free event and gives the opportunity to look around the Community Centre and find out what other activities and services are on offer.

As seen above the exhibition board is in the Drop in Cafe area and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 to 12.30, for a small donation, you can also take advantage of the home made meals on offer.

Local Communities and Burnley Library

Burnley Central Library, Grimshaw Street, Burnley

Tuesday 31st May 2022
Local Communities and Burnley Library

On display now until the end of May 2022.
To celebrate the new Community Hub/Reference Library at Burnley Central Library an exhibition of images from Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Archive is on display until the end of May. They show some of the many community events which took place at the library from the late 1960's to the early 1980's, and include lectures, music concerts, public meetings, and all manner of cultural, educational and artistic events.