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Bolton has always been an extraordinary place. It was for many years a major centre of the cotton textile industry with spinning, weaving, dyeing and bleaching. It was a place of engineering excellence from textile machinery through to railway locomotives. Many of its public buildings are of a high calibre, testifying to the town's wealth and Victorian confidence. Its cast-iron market hall and magnificent Town Hall stand out.

The images shown here are part of the Bolton Library and Museums large collection of photographs of Bolton and the surrounding townships. The collection reflects on Bolton’s past life with streets and buildings long gone providing a valuable resource when researching local and family history. Over 7000 images are indexed by street or by name of subject. Further images are available at
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/pictures-of-bolton

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:United Kingdom
Keywords:architecture, bolton, civic buildings, farnworth, horwich, industrial revolution, lancashire, local history, over hulton, photographs, towns, victorians

Bolton, Armistice Day Victoria Square 1918

Bolton, Armistice Day Victoria Square  1918

Farnworth, Albert Road c1902

Farnworth, Albert Road c1902

Bolton, Queens Park

Bolton, Queens Park

Bolton, Bradshawgate 1881

Bolton, Bradshawgate 1881

Bolton Market hall c1900 image

Bolton Market hall c1900 image

Bolton, Burnden Park Football Ground

Bolton, Burnden Park Football Ground

Bolton, Civic Centre, 1938

Bolton, Civic Centre, 1938

Bolton, Churchgate c1947

Bolton, Churchgate c1947

Horwich locomotive works 1960

Horwich locomotive works 1960

Bolton, Lever Park & Rivington Pike c1910

Bolton, Lever Park & Rivington Pike c1910

Over Hulton, Pretoria Colliery imageFile_480

Over Hulton, Pretoria Colliery imageFile_480

Farnworth, Worsley Road mine shaft Jan 1964

Farnworth, Worsley Road mine shaft Jan 1964