Burnley Civic Trust Meetings

Meetings are generally held monthly and are usually held in the Burnley Town Hall on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm. The aim is for every third meeting to be an "Activity" rather than a business meeting with a member or guest giving a talk or presentation on a topic of interest. For details please see recent Agendas and Minutes.

Non members with an interest in the Civic Trusts aims are welcome to attend our meetings, by prior notification of intent.

Heritage Day suggestions...

Date Saturday 19th October 10.0am to 4.30pm. Free Admission at St Peters Church.
St Peters to provide tables and where needed electrics. Catering - St Peters TBC
Stands to be offered to:
Briercliffe Society, U3A History, Burnley Library service, Lancs Record Office, Burnley
CT Express Archives, Cliviger Archives, Padiham Archives, National Trust, Burnley Historical Society
St Peters Church records Lancs Sound Archives Family History group Friends of Burnley Cemetery,
Trees for Burnley, Burnley Council Planning Department and perhaps others



3rd April 2019

At Burnley Town Hall volunteers from the Burnley Civic Trust Image Archive team gave a slide presentation about how the archive came into being. Featured in the presentation was:

  • a selection of images from the archive of Burnley Express negatives of buildings, people and events over the years.
  • a look at the history of the Odeon Cinema and the later Sainsbury's development on the site
  • a special collection of images around St, Peter's Church and Burnley town centre (not yet available on the website)

Light refreshments were served at the end of the presentation which gave the audience an opportunity to discuss the images and find out more about the archive.

The audience awaiting the presentation

The audience awaiting the presentation

Burnley Civic Trust Chair, Roger Frost, giving an introduction.

Burnley Civic Trust Chair, Roger Frost, giving an introduction.

The audience as the presentation draws to a close

The audience as the presentation draws to a close

One of the slides showing the archive

One of the slides showing the archive


18 January 2019

Susan Barker hands over the Nelson Leader Shield an item donated to Burnley Civic Trust to relocate to a suitable recipient. It has been given to Nelson Wavelengths for display at the swimming pool.


Latest News on Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Following the receipt of the Heritage Lottery Grant we have been able to acquire our much needed computers, scanners and equipment to enable the Volunteer Group to progress to PG54 constructing our website. We are pleased to announce that it is now online at the web address


10 September 2018

Members and friends of Burnley Civic Trust at the entrance of the Barnfield Training Centre at Gawthorpe welcomed by Burnley F C officials to a conducted tour of the latest training facilities of the towns Premier League Football Club.


Illustrated talk by Edward Walton

Edward Walton gives an illustrated talk using the Burnley Civic Trusts photographic Archive to the University of the Third Age architectural group. The talk was concerning Bridges and Arches featuring images of Burnley & Pendle Bridges.

St.Peter's Church Burnley in the Mid 1800's.  Market Cross, Stocks and Whipping Post in foreground
St.Peter's Church Burnley 2012