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


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


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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 2015 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.

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


We will have a stall on Sunday December 21st as part of the Ramsbottom Christmas Markets. Come and visit and buy a local history book


The photographic competition for photos of Ramsbottom taken in 2014 is now open. The closing date is January 31st. See the photographic competition page for more details


Details of meetings for 2015 are now on the meetings page


The exhibition - World War 1 - Ramsbottom’s Response continuesin 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 website our oral tapes