Bolton, Chadwick Museum 1895

Memories of Bolton


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 (...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 (...Read full memory)

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)

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.

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