Alan Mackay donated his World War 1 and World War 2 record cards to Margaret Nuttall and Susan Halstead of Burnley Community History Library at a short ceremony during the Medal Information Day held at Towneley Hall on Sunday 21st November. Alan has written the the record cards during 30 years of research into the men from Burnley and District who died in the First World War and also those who served in World War 2. The 10,000plus cards which have a total stacked height of 10 feet form the basic core research on which “Burnleyinthegreatwar” website and also the “Burnley and District World War 2” website have been based. This unique and valuable collection of record cards will be stored and is available to researchers in the library.
The photograph shows Alan making the presentation of one of the boxes of record cards to Margaret Nuttall, Burnley’s Community History Librarian (right), with Susan Halstead of Lancashire County’s Library and Information Service (centre).