20th Century Burnley.

Habergham High School, 1981.

The amalgamation of the Grammar School and Girls High School to form Habergham High School and Sixth Form Centre completed the change to comprehensive education in Burnley.

 

St. James’s Street, 1990.

In the 1960s the Victorian market hall had been demolished and a new shopping centre built. By 1990 the first phase of the pedestrianisation of the town’s main street had been carried out.

 

Church Restoration, 1989-1992.

Problems with the foundations led to an extensive programme of restoration. As it was being completed, the tower and part of the roof were gutted by fire in September 1991. The church did not reopen until December 1992.

 

Market Charter Celebrations.

In 1994, the town celebrated the 700th anniversary of the granting of the market charter by Edward I. The events included the reading of the charter and a civic service at St. Peter’s.

 

Dedication of Two New Bells.

In 2003, two new bells were installed in the tower to mark the 200th anniversary of the peal of 1803. The present peal of ten bells is one of 250 world-wide and is regarded as amongst the best in Britain.

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