Clarets Collected will soon have an Engagement Officer in place who will take the lead on all the interesting and exciting things that are planned, from developing the collection to working with volunteers and running school sessions. Keith Burrows will start with Lancashire Archives and Local History on 9 Oct 2023, and has this to say by way of an introduction:
After almost 37 years working for Lancashire County Council’s Library Service based at many different locations around the county I am excited by this new challenge and – as someone Burnley born and bred – to be “coming home”. I have been attending games at Turf Moor since I was first taken on by my grandfather at the age of about 10, have been a season ticket holder for the last 25 years, and have followed them through all the highs and lows since. For much of the early part of that period it was mostly lows (Burnley FC’s record low gate attendance is 1,696 for a Tuesday night match against Colchester in November 1986, and I am proud to say I was one of that number), but in the last dozen or so years it’s been mostly highs, which has been most enjoyable indeed. I am thrilled now to be able to help preserve and spread further the word about Burnley FC and its heritage through this magnificent new Clarets collection.
Keith will share the highs of his new role (and maybe the very very occasional low!), through the project blog.