Learning



This afternoon we were joined by John Pollard, archivist at St. Margaret’s church on Burnage Lane, for a session focusing on the St. Margaret’s national school. John began with a presentation covering the history of the school until its closure in the mid 1930s, starting by giving us some background context to Burnage […]

St. Margaret’s National School Archives




A full house greeted our guest speaker Chris Makepeace this afternoon, and they were rewarded with a wonderful talk about the value of photographs in understanding our history. Illustrated with a reel full of seldom seen images, we were given advice on examining and dating photographs. What buildings were in the background- […]

Chris Makepeace at 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




Get to grips with the basics of marketing your business through social media. FREE friendly session introducing Google’s Digital Garage. Click here to visit our Eventbrite page and register for this session.     From the Eventbrite Page: Starting up? Running your own business? Sharpen your digital business skills with the Google Digital Garage. […]

Google Digital Garage – Business and Marketing Session – 21st ...



We were delighted to host Dennis Nadin, the historian and creator of Burnage Heritage, in the library this afternoon. Addressing the history group on Burnage during the First World War- the subject of his current research and forthcoming booklet, and a time featuring several key figures and events in Burnage’s history- he effortlessly guided us through […]

Dennis Nadin at Burnage Library