Project work

Resources for schools

The Archives Service has produced a number of educational resources for school children using unique records from the collections.

Cotton Threads

Several resources can be found on the Cotton Threads website along with interactive website content. The resources use original archives material from the Hutchinson family collection of papers held at Bury Archives Service, including letters, diaries, photographs and scrapbooks. The lessons are designed to fit into the national curriculum and bring a cross-curricular approach to learning. 

Safety in Numbers

The pack centres on Prestwich Asylum in 1900 and looks at mental health care in both a historical and contemporary context. The pack is cross curricular, with history, citizenship, ICT and psychology as the key areas of work. After viewing the Excel spreadsheet use the browser back button to return to this page. Alternatively, save the spreadsheet to your desktop.  

The Road to Jericho

This Key Stage Three resource focuses on the Jericho workhouse and the issues surrounding social care. The pack is cross curricular covering history, citizenship and ICT. As with Safety in Numbers there is a pack of PDF lessons and worksheets as well as an Excel spreadsheet to allow for data analysis. After viewing the Excel spreadsheet use the browser back button to return to this page. Alternatively, save the spreadsheet to your desktop.  

Other project work

Bury Remembers the First World War

Bury Archives and family history service, now known locally as the Centre for Cultural Collections, received Lottery funding for a 4 year project on the experiences of Bury residents during the First World War.

The Bury Remembers project focuses on the extensive historical content held within several local newspapers which were in print during the time of the First World War and involves extracting poetry, local stories, photographs, servicemen's obituaries and other local information which will be used to produce various publications and an online database.

The Bealey Papers

A blog concerning the papers of the very influential Bealey family of Radcliffe.