Burnley, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Burnley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Hapton Valley Pit.

I've just read about a man who worked at Platers and Stampers for a year and hated it. I worked at Hapton Valley Pit for 2 years and in that time helped to carry out 3 dead bodies on separate occasions. I decided that it was not for me and decided also to join the RAF in late 1955. After 38 years of the RAF I retired with a ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnley by Malcolm Graham


I was born here in November 1934

A memory of Burnley

Happy Memories.

My family of 8 moved to Duke Bar in 1960. I was 6 years old. We lived on Pheasantford Street, which is not visible on the photo but it was a right turn before reaching the Duke of York Hotel. I worked at Hudson's cake shop opposite the left side of the hotel. I worked for Mr and Mrs Hudson and served in the shop on Saturdays. ...Read full memory