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Gallery Closed on Sunday 10th November

Please note the Gallery will not be open on Sunday 10th November. We will be open on Sunday 8th December from 12 - 3 p.m

ART EXHIBITION

The Society hosted an Art Exhibition on the 5th and 6th October. The paintings, posters and  photos are available for viewing here

You can also download the art exhibition booklet which was on sale on the day

We are grateful for all the visitors who came over the 2 days and made it such a successful exhibition

 

The Ramsbottom Heritage Society is a registered charity which promotes the history of Ramsbottom, as well as recording the present through the annual photographic competition

We research the history and memories of Ramsbottom residents and produce audio memories, some are available here. We run a photographic competition each year to record the changes in Ramsbottom

We have made available old maps of Ramsbottom

We have a Photographic Database of over 6.000 photographs

We hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 in Ramsbottom Civic Hall

We also have an active conservation group who meet monthly to review planning applications and their impact on the conservation of Ramsbottom.

Membership runs from April to March and currently costs £8 a year, with a reduction for joiners throughout the year.  Members receive a twice yearly News Magazine, back copies are available for viewing here

Latest News

The Heritage Society is hosting an Art Exhibition at Ramsbottom Civic Hall on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. Click here for further details

 

Entries are being accepted for this year's competition. Click here for the details

The Ramsbottom Heritage Society has registered with easyfundraising and easy search, see the News Page for more details

The Date of Build Register for properties in Ramsbottom has been updated. See the details on the Research page

The Research page also has details of the various projects that the Society has been involved since 1997. These include documenting Scout Moor before the wind turbines arrived, the Crow Lane Project, the Kibboth Crew archaelogical dig, and the connection between Dickens and Ramsbottom

 

Bury Archives

The Society has a varied collection of over 6000 documents and 2000 photographs which are fully catalogued and packaged in archive-quality materials. Most of these documents and photographs are held at Bury Archives, where they can be viewed. The opening hours at the Archives which are on the bottom floor of Bury Library/Art Gallery are now Tuesday-Friday 10 - 3.30 p.m. and Saturday 10 - 1 p.m.

The online Catalogue can be found at http://archives.bury.gov.uk

Duplicates of some of the archive are also available at the Heritage Gallery when open on the 2nd Sunday.  The list can be downloaded here

Heritage Gallery

The Heritage Gallery is on the first floor of Ramsbottom Library and has an exhibition created by members of the Heritage Society. The current exhibition, which will run until 2020 is called

Ramsbottom Pubs and the Odious and Loathsome Sin of Drunkenness and concentrates on the public house that existed around 1890

Monthly Meetings

We hold monthly public meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Details are here

Photo Database

We have a photo database of over 2000 photos before 1987 and over 4000 from the Annual Photographic Compettion

Click here for an introduction to the database or here for direct access