Bury International Exhibition

Bury Archives & Museum Exterior

Bury Art Gallery, Museum & Archives

The new exhibition due to open at Bury Museum on 21 August is all about the towns industrial past and the important role it played in nineteenth century international trade.

As new manufacturing processes developed with the industrial revolution, Bury took a lead in producing cheaper goods more efficiently which they exported all over the world.

At the forefront of this was the bleaching, dyeing and cotton printing industry which spawned 37 bleachworks in the nineteenth century, key among them being the Bealey’s works in Radcliffe.

Bury Archives Entrance

Entrance to the archives and museum

Come to the exhibition and see a portrait of one of the great bleachworks owners, Adam Crompton Bealey, and discover the story of how Bury became International.

“Bury International” will run 21 August 2010 – 2 April 2011 at Bury Museum.

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About bealey

Bury archives has employed a professional project archivist, Gillian Paxton, who is sorting through the papers of the Bealey family and their company The Bealey Bleachworks based in Radcliffe near Bury. These records are being catalogued so they can be made available to the public.
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One Response to Bury International Exhibition

  1. Pete S says:

    I shall definatly pay a visit – pointed to this site by a Manchester Evening News article

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