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Enter a keyword to search the site; note does not include some of the previous projects

Welcome to the pages of the Ramsbottom Heritage Society Photographic Database.

The society has over 4000 photographs that have been converted to digital format so that they  can be viewed on this web site


The photographs include over 2500 photographs taken as part of the annual photographic competition which started in 1987


There are also nearly 1500 photographs in Bury Archives,  most of which have been scanned and are available on the website


The photographs are placed in albums, which are assigned a category. The photographs can thus be viewed by selecting a category.


The current categories are Bury Archives, Photographic Competition and Miscellaneous. The images can also be searched using ‘ Search the Database’ button on the Photographic Archive menu.


The photos are low quality. If a higher resolution image is required email john who will supply it as long as it is not for commercial use and Ramsbottom Heritage Society is acknowledged if it is reproduced. Please supply the filename e.g. RHSBA-1001.jpg or HPC-13TC-001. The filename can be seen by clicking the

Button on the top line

How to search the images

Each photograph has a description, an owner and a start and end date. For the photographic competition, the start and end date are the same, as the photographs were taken in the year of the competition.

All other photographs either have a known date, or a date range, where the date of the photograph is unknown.

All photographs are therefore in one of more of  3 date bands,

0 - 1945 for photographs taken before the end of the second world war

1946 - 1985 for photographs up to before the Society started

1986 - 2008 for recent photographs including the competition photos

These date ranges, plus the known dates are in keywords, which can be selected from the search menu.

The description can also be searched - called ‘Title’ or ‘Caption’ in the database

e.g.  Entering ‘Bridge’ will return all photographs that have Bridge in the description

Entering ‘Bridge Street’  and Match all words (AND) will return all photographs that have Bridge AND Street in the description

Entering ‘Bridge Street’  and Match all words (OR) will return all photographs that have Bridge OR Street in the description

If the owner is known, this can also be searched for. Alternatively, once a photograph is displayed, this is an option to see all other photographs by the owner


if you have any information about the photographs, i.e. the description or date is wrong, then contact us with the details

Photographic

 Database