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The Heritage Gallery is now located within Ramsbottom Library  Read More ...

20th Anniversary Heritage Day on 15th July 2007

Heritage Day 5th March 2006

Millennium Festival 2000

Archaeological Dig     Oldest known industrial site in Ramsbottom.

49 volunteers  supervised by Univ. of Manchester Archaeology Unit

A Victorian Street in Ramsbottom which was researched in 2003 by the Crow Lane Project Team

Photographs of Scout Moor before the wind turbines are built   

Conservation Working Group project

Blue plaques and Interpretation boards erected

Planning applications monitored

Preservation of historic buildings

Historical Research

The Society has been converting the archive of photographs into a digital format for viewing on the website  

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The Heritage Society publishes a wide variety of books, leaflets, walking maps and a twice-yearly magazine.

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The Ramsbottom Heritage Society is based  in Ramsbottom, Bury , Lancashire, England.

We were formed in 1987 to promote and protect the heritage of the town.

We are a busy society with a wide variety of interests

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For help or information about the Ramsbottom or the Society

To offer information or photographs

To join the Heritage Society

Please start your subject with RHS so that it is not missed

Email John here

The first 25 members’ magazines are now available for viewing online.  

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Please come along on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30p.m. in the Ramsbottom Civic Hall. The programme for 2014 is now available

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 Questions sent in by visitors to the site concerning properties in Ramsbottom or the people who lived there. Why not check regularly to see if you could help answer the queries   

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The Society has a varied collection of over 6000 documents and 2000 photographs which are fully catalogued and packaged in archive-quality materials. Most of these documents and photographs are held at Bury Archives, where they can be viewed.

The Catalogue is fully searchable on-line at http://archives.bury.gov.uk

Duplicates of some of the archive are also available at the Heritage Gallery when open on the 2nd Sunday.

Click here for the full list

The archive catalogue and the Heritage Gallery were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information see www.hlf.org.uk

The Heritage Society has been researching the dates of building in Ramsbottom and surrounding villages. The register is available as a word document.

Research into the connection between Charles Dickens and Ramsbottom

We are happy to post a video of ‘The flying shuttle at Wikes Mill, Bury’  taken by Ken Howarth on the latest news page

The new exhibition - World War 1 - Ramsbottom’s Response is now open in the library. See the Heritage Gallery

Duncan Francis has written a book “Ramsbottom’s Lost Generation 1914 - 1918” - see latest news

We have started to make available on the wesbiste our oral tapes

Details of meetings for the remainder of 2014 are now on the meetings page

Details of Summer Walks on the 3rd Sunday from June to October are on the walks page