Tom Reidy writes: If you are interested in Computer Science/ICT, We at Burnage Library, Burnage, Manchester, are still running our successful Code Club for nine to eleven years old. Our Code Club is now in its third year, and we cover programming (Scratch & Python), basic web design, algorithms, and […]

Code Club @ Burnage Library

We spent this afternoon immersed in old maps, exploring the magnificent resource provided by the National Library of Scotland. While we’ve used this site before, the recent extension of their 25 inch digital maps to include the Manchester area provided a little needed invitation to revisit the material. At this scale  postboxes are […]

Digital Historic Maps Session

We’ve created a dedicated site for the Burnage Memory Bank programme, a space where people’s recollections, stories, photographs, sounds and videos can all be shared: It’s always being updated, but at the minute we have photographs from the Duchess of York hospital, pictures showing the allotments on Cringle Fields during the Second […]

Burnage Memory Bank Website

Many thanks to Glenis from our local history group for guiding us through today’s session, giving us a tremendous introduction into searching for your family’s history. Beginning with an overview of the materials held at record offices and libraries, we then looked online at the free resources available for accessing birth, marriages and death records. Glenis […]

Finding your Ancestors

An article by David Reid, featured in A Burnage Miscellany 4 from Burnage Heritage, was the focal point of today’s session. Using the National Library of Scotland’s digitised 1848 Ordnance Survey map of the area, we journeyed from Didsbury Road to cross the Nico Ditch over Slade Lane, our route both following and diverging away from […]

Local History Group – A Roman Road through Burnage?

With its local roots, there’s a wealth of material about the Burnage and South Manchester area in the Guardian’s archives. These can be accessed for free by any Manchester Libraries user (on any computer) via their Online Reference Library– all you need is your library card number. After brief instruction on using the search […]

History Group – Exploring the Guardian’s Digital Archive