Bolton, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bolton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


Can anyone remember Littlewoods Christmas Show? My dad used to compere them; he worked there till he took early retirement at 60 due to ill health. Sadly he died in 2004. Any infomation would be a great help. He was the maintenance manager at Coal Mill.

A memory of Bolton

Chadwick Orphanage, Not Chadwick Museum

This is not the Chadwick museum in Queens Park, but the Chadwick Orphanage on Bromwich Street. The park is located on Bradford street which is the road out of Bolton from the railway station towards Bury, at its junction with Bromwich Street. The orphanage was demolished in the early 1960s having ...Read full memory

A memory of Bolton by Peter Lodge

Watford Play Bolton In The Fa Cup

My one and only visit to Bolton was to see a football match! It was January 1970 and my favourite team was - and still is - Watford because it is close to my boyhood family home. When the draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup was made Watford were given an away game at Bolton. In those far off days the ...Read full memory