The Society was established in 1972 through the initiative of the founder
Mr Angus Wishart with the support of the Richmond City Council.
The prime objective of the Society is about collecting and preserving information and material about the history of Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne.
Our holdings includes information, photographs, and publications about the people, buildings, homes, industries, schools, societies and groups who were all part of the development of Richmond.
Collection and Reference Materials:
Located on the lower level of the Richmond Library,
our reference materials provide an amazing insight into Richmond's history.
Take time to explore our information which is organised into:
Subjects People Streets Industry Council Reports Maps
Newspaper articles Family Histories Over 3000 photographs
Books Newsletters Postal Directories Rate Records
The Richmond and Burnley Historical Society endeavours to provide accurate and up-