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Burnley, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Ormerod Family.

Ormerod House passed out of the Ormerod family when the male line died out and the three daughters of the last Ormerod married. Their husbands were John Hargreaves, a local coal mine owner, the Rev William Thursby who became vicar of the local church and General Scarlett who led the Charge of the Heavy Brigade to retake the ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnley by Claire Allen

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

Wiseman Street

This is more of a request for information really. I am a Wiseman living in Derbyshire and my Grandfather was born in Burnley and his father too. I was always lead to believe that one of my ancesters was a councillor and maybe lord mayor of Burnley and had Wiseman Street named after him. I have no further info on the matter ...Read full memory

A memory of Burnley by John Wiseman