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Bury, Town Hall And Clock Tower c.1955

Neg. B257014


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Though built of quality stone, the Town Hall, designed by Reginald Edmunds in the 1930s, has little in the way of decoration; in that respect it is eclipsed by the ornate clock tower erected to the memory of Walter Whitehead. Born in Bury in 1840, Walter was appointed to the surgical staff of Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1873 and went on to become one of the most brilliant surgeons of his time.

Memories of Bury

Love In Service

My great grandparents met whilst working at Walshaw Hall. Margaret Eve was Welsh and had worked in a big house on Washway Road in Sale before coming to Walshaw Hall around 1911. There she became housekeeper and met Henry Hillier who was coachman. They got married in Wrexham in 1912.

A memory of Bury by Steph Bradley

After School Job,

I used to work on the market on Saturday morning when I was not playing football for the school team (St Gabriels. I used to go around the stalls with jugs of tea and sandwiches for the stallholders. I remember the black pudding man was a great tipper, he always said thanks and gave me a tanner (sixpence) and it was well ...Read full memory

A memory of Bury by Tom Holmes

A Focal Point

Kay Gardens was the terminus for all bus services from surrounding districts and towns. On this photograph, the large building at the back of the picture was the Co-op, which was at that time a department store, but also housed a restaurant on the first floor, widely used by office workers at lunch times, and of course for funeral ...Read full memory

A memory of Bury by Janet Robinson

Walshaw Chippy

We used to own Walshaw chippy, it was a garage made of asbestos. I had loads of friends who used to turn up hungry, Fri and Sat night after the pubs shut. My dad used to have a back room full of people eating fish and playing cards. (I even called my dog Chippy as it was chip coloured.) He used to pile food on to families who ...Read full memory

A memory of Bury by Peter Buckby

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