Last Update 3rd April 2020
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be cancelling all public meetings until September. We will give an update on when the AGM can take place when we are advised that we can hold meetings again
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 have made available old maps of Ramsbottom
We have a Photographic Database of over 6.000 photographs
We hold monthly meetings on the 3rd 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
The Date of Build Register for properties in Ramsbottom has been updated in May 2020. 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
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
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
We hold monthly public meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Details are here