Fifteen members of the Burnley Civic Society came to see the Collection and hear Keith give a talk about its origins and development on Wednesday 20th December.
Even before the launch of Clarets Collected the Civic Society had graciously allowed free use of a couple of dozen of the football images from their archive, in turn inherited from the Burnley Express, for a photographic display along the walls of the corridor outside the Community Heritage room of Burnley Library.
It was therefore fitting that they should be the last official “engagement” of the year and all had a great time exploring the items that make up Clarets Collected, including extra items I brought out for them not normally on display. They also had plenty of questions about the origins and future of the project, so all in all a very enjoyable session – and as an added bonus one of the group declared they would like to become a volunteer, with another one considering it too.
It’s been a busy and exciting first two months for Clarets Collected, and here’s to more of the same in 2024!