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The ancestral home of the Earls of Derby is Knowsley Hall on the outskirts of Liverpool. The family maintains a connection with Bury in various ways—the Derby High School is named after them. When the school opened in 1959 the Earl of Derby was patron and the school's badge is based on the Earl's coat of arms.

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Although Bury had few of the classic late 19th century spinning mills that were such a feature of other Lancashire towns a group, known as Peel Mills, are still in use at Castlecroft Road, immediately north of the town centre, their name another reminder of the link with the Peel family.

HALLAM Hope scored a brace as Bury continued their impressive…

Between 1903 and 1949, the Bury Corporation Tramways network served the town.

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Relax and unwind within miles of stunning open countryside with breathtaking views, rolling hills and vast moorlands. Visitors cannot help but be inspired by Bury’s beautiful countryside, all within easy reach.

Probate evidence from the 17th century and the remains of 18th century weavers' cottages in Elton, on the west side of Bury, indicate that domestic textile production was an important factor of the local economy at a time when Bury's textile industry was dominated by woollens and based upon the domestic production of yarn and cloth as well as water-powered fulling mills.[6][7]

Hallam Hope scores both goals as Bury make it four wins in a row with victory at Swindon in League One.

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In terms of local administration the town was originally a parish, then a select vestry, first with a board of guardians for the poor. Improvement commissioners were added before full borough status was granted. The borough charter was received in 1876 and by 1889 this was raised to that of a county borough of Lancashire.

Between 1801 and 1830 the population of the town more than doubled from 7,072 to 15,086. This was the time when the factories, mines and foundries began to dominate the landscape with their spinning machines and steam engines.

According to writer Geoffrey Moorhouse, a history of Bury is not complete without reference to its role as the regimental town of the Lancashire Fusiliers.[11]

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No visit to Bury is complete without sampling our famous and best Bury Black Puddings - one of the country’s finest delicacies found on our multi award winning Bury Market. Or shop ‘til you drop in Bury town centre with the latest fashion and food offer, or seek out hidden shopping gems in our surrounding towns and villages.

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The market town was first mentioned as a parish in AD 962. For purposes of the Office for National Statistics, Bury is part of the Greater Manchester Urban Area.

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Robert Phelps was caught out when an off-duty fire safety officer drove past a commercial unit on York Street, Bury, and noticed a banner advertising fireworks for sale

In 1688 Prince William of Orange (later King William III) landed at Brixham, Devon. He was met by a number of noblemen who were then commissioned to raise Regiments to help him oppose James II. Colonel Sir Robert Peyton raised a Regiment containing six independent companies in the Exeter area. This Regiment evolved to become the Lancashire Fusiliers: following successful recruiting a Regimental Depot was established at Wellington Barracks in 1881.[12]