Memories of Bolton
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.
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 previously been used as part of the establishment that eventually became the university. It was replaced with an unsympathetic 60's style building which has now also been (thankfully) demolished. The wall remains to this day as do the gates. The park was re-styled a few years ago but is still there now in 2013. I have no memory of the huge lamp in the centre.
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
Built on land bordering Queen's Park, it was simply a wonderful and exotic place. As a 5 year old first timer until it closed for good (when I was 11 years old) I visited the place so many times you would have thought I lived there. The custodian and his helpers were always explaining to me the items and where they were from and how important they be preserved for children and grandchildren. I always tired quickly of the Queen's Park wading pool and would often as possible venture to the museum. It was always thrilling and interesting. The old chap (I think his name was Harry) let me enter areas that were off limits but because I was there so often he afforded me a better in ...Read full memory