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

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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For help or information about the Ramsbottom or the Society

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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 2016 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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A booklet to accompany the new exhibition ‘ Danger, Death and Disease in Ramsbottom’s Mill’ will be available on Sunday 11th September from 12 - 3 p.m. when the gallery is open as part of Heritage Open Days


Duncan Francis has written part 2 1916 of the book “Ramsbottom’s Lost Generation 1914 - 1915” - see latest news

There is one more  Summer walks on the 18th September

Details of meetings up to December 2016 are now on the meetings page

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Over 100 maps from Bury Archives are now available in pdf format. See the Maps page

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

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

Blue plaques and Interpretation boards erected; Planning applications monitored; Preservation of historic buildings; Historical Research