20th Century Burnley.

 

Opening of Towneley Park, June 1902.

Towneley Hall and parkland was purchased from Lady O’Hagan for £ 17,000. The Hall was opened as a museum and art gallery in May 1903.


 

Burnley Technical Institute.

The building on Ormerod Road was designed by G.H. Pickles, the Borough Surveyor, and opened in 1909. It had textile, mining, engineering, science and commercial departments. It also housed the School of Art and Burnley Girls’ High School.

 

Burnley F.C. win the Cup, 1914.

The Burnley team returned after beating Liverpool 1 - 0 at Crystal Palace. For that year only the F.A. Cup was known as the English Cup. It was presented for the first time by a reigning monarch - George V.

 

St. Peter’s War Memorial, dedicated in 1920, commemorates 115 men from the church who lost their lives in World War I. Their names are recorded on a tablet next to the Towneley Chapel which was refurnished as a memorial. In total almost 4000 Burnley men were killed during the war.

In 1923 special services and events were held to mark the 800th anniversary of the church. These included the dedication of the memorial tablet and Towneley Chapel altar.

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