- Archives: “there is something about the smell and feel of a one hundred and twenty year old piece of paper..”
- Cataloguing and arrangement, what goes where and why?
- 1856, a year in the life of Mary Bealey as told by her cheques.
- Mary Bealey’s Methodist Chapel
- Great plans for the future…but what are they?
Author Archives: bealey
Archives: “there is something about the smell and feel of a one hundred and twenty year old piece of paper..”
Greetings to all the readers. My name is Dennis Bourne and I am a second year history student at the Manchester Metropolitan University. I have had the pleasure of working with the staff at Bury archive for the past … Continue reading
You may have been wondering what I’ve been upto for the past six months or so. Well, after having shuffled around a lot of boxes and complied various lists, I got down to the task of arranging and cataloguing the papers … Continue reading
Among the Bealey papers I found a mysterious brown paper packet tied up with string. Inside were some early bank cheque stubs or counterfoils, which were drawn on Mary Bealey’s private account and are interesting because they are accompanied by the corresponding … Continue reading
Mary Bealey’s Close Methodist Chapel. In 1839, Mary Bealey saw the completion of the Close Methodist Chapel, a project which was accomplished entirely at her behest. If you have any photographs or memories of the original Close Methodist Chapel, … Continue reading
Can anyone help us identify several machinery and building plans or drawings which we have in the Bealey collection but so far have been unable to identify. Some seem to be sketches, while others are obviously detailed drawings but … Continue reading
So far I have told you about the members of the Bealey family who died in WWI but now I’m going to tell you a bit about some of the men from the Bealey’s bleach and chemical works who also fought, some … Continue reading
As in the previous blog, this one is about a member of the Bealey family, Adam Crompton Bealey Jr. who was the youngest brother of Herbert Bealey, the last member of the family to be involved in the family business. … Continue reading