Atherton, Town Hall And Bolton Road c.1960

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Caption for Atherton, c1960: Atherton was a cotton-spinning town, and for 200 years a mining community. Local collieries included Howe Bridge, Gibfield, and Chanter. Howe Bridge was closed by the NCB in 1957; Gibfield followed in 1963, and Chanter in 1966.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

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Caption for Atherton, c1960: Atherton was a cotton-spinning town, and for 200 years a mining community. Local collieries included Howe Bridge, Gibfield, and Chanter. Howe Bridge was closed by the NCB in 1957; Gibfield followed in 1963, and Chanter in 1966.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

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