A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Bolton, Nelson Square 1893' appears in this book.

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This view was taken from the Infirmary end of the square, looking towards the junction with Bradshawgate. The large building at centre left is the post office, and just in front of that and to the right of James Wilde & Son is the single-storey Pack Horse Hotel.

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Other Memories from Bolton

Strange though it may seem, I spent several years at Chadwick Museum in my primary school years. I started school at St Edmund's, which was sited in the basement below the Church on St Edmund Street. From there we were sent to Chadwick Museum for several years before being then sited at St Edmund's at Eastbourne Grove. We were taught by nuns belonging to the Cross and Passion Order, two of them, ...see more

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 ...see more

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.

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 ...see more

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