Local History Group



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 had a busy session yesterday promoting the Burnage Memory Bank, speaking to people with great memories the area and learning a great deal in the process. One visitor brought with her a great number of photographs from her childhood on the Garden Village; the images showing, amongst other things, productions of the […]

Burnage Memory Bank – Open Afternoon


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: http://www.burnageactivityhub.org.uk/memorybank 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






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