A number of our local trade directories have been digitised thanks to funding from Bury & District Local History Society.
Each directory is hosted on its own page and is split into several parts for easy download. It's possible to search the directories by going to: Edit and then Find, or by using the right-hand mouse button, by clicking on Find and then by entering a word in the search box at the top right-hand side of the document.
We have made every effort to ensure that each pdf is accessible to our visually-impaired customers by checking each file with Adobe Pro for accessibility and SuperNova for readability. If you have a problem accessing any of the pdfs please feel free to contact us on 0161 253 7047. We also offer a Braille transcription service.
1850 - Heap's 1850 Directory of Bury
1871 - Worrall's 1871 Directory of Bury, Bolton and district
1880 - Barrett's 1880 Directory of Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom, Radcliffe and Pilkington
1883 - Barrett's 1883 Directory of Bury, Heywood, Radcliffe, Pilkington, Prestwich and Ramsbottom
1888 - Slater's 1888 Directory of Bury, Heywood, Radcliffe and Ramsbottom
1888 -1889 - Bury & Radcliffe Commercial Directory 1888-1889
1899/1900 - Bury Times 1899/1900 Directory
1936 - Bury County Borough Directory 1936
Regional directories including entries for Bury and surrounding towns
1821/1822 - Pigot and Dean Directory of Manchester and Salford
1824/1825 - Pigot and Dean Directory of Manchester and Salford
1828/1829 - Pigot and Co National Commercial Directory
1853 - Whelan and Co Directory of Manchester and Salford
1913 - North West Counties of England Trade Directory
1924 - Kelly's Lancs Directory
1938 - Pigot Manchester and District Directory