The Birtwistle Local Studies Library has over 1700 historical photographs in its catalogue, the majority of which can be found in this online collection. Other images have also been sourced from the City of Armadale archives.
The Birtwistle Local Studies Library has a number of smaller photograph collections.
Each of these small collections is listed here with one representative image.
If you would like to see the complete collection within any of these special subject albums, contact BLSL on 9399 0641 and we will happily arrange it.
The Armadale Womens Emergency Corps (AWEC) were trained to carry out a number of support roles during World War Two. Over 50 women volunteered for AWEC, co-ordinated by Roy and Sheila Fletcher. Many of the images in this collection that show the AWEC in action came from the estate of Sylvia Anderson (nee Bailey), with digital …
Snapshots of life at the Kelmscott Swimming Pool, from its opening on 30 November 1957 to its closure at the end of the 2004 swimming season.
The Kelmscott Swimming Pool was of two-thirds olympic length and cost £18,000. When the pool first opened, daring costumes such as the newly-fashionable Bikini were banned. (Settlement to City, p. …
Welcome to Picture Armadale.
Here you can discover historical images of the lives and landscapes that make up the City of Armadale and the townships within.
These collections will continue to grow with the constant addition of images that will let you examine our past and present in ever-expanding ways.