This is one of the buildings forming Bolton Institute, called Deane Campus.
Deane Tower was designed in the 1960's and completed in 1970, constructed of
concrete, steel and glass, designed by Geoffrey H. Brooks. The Institute have
their own web pages. The tower block
is scheduled for partial demolition during 2003.
These pages started life at Bolton Institute, you may take a look in the computer room which includes
some history of the computers as well.
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Deane Tower prior to demolition work January 2003
The webcam has now
been moved to view the rear of the tower so you can view the progress of
This steam hammer was used in the Atlas Forge in Bolton, when the foundry
closed, it was donated to the (then) Institute of Technology.
Nasmyth & Wilson steam hammer 1917. Manufactured in Patricroft for Thomas
Walmsley and Sons of Bolton and used until 1975 to process wrought iron at
Atlas Forge, the last place to produce wrought iron by the indirect or
pudding process. Donated to Bolton by the Directors of Thomas Walmsley and
erected on this site with financial assistance from the Science Museum
Grant - in - Aid scheme and local donations. Accepted by his Worship the
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor James Smith, April 1981.
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Steam Hammer alternate view February 2003
The fire station with the training tower is on your left, the top of the steam
hammer in the foreground and the town hall clock on the right. It's not very
often snow falls as heavily as this. What is paeticularly interesting about
this picture, from the enlarged JPEG, you can make out the low canopies of the
outdoor market in front of the market hall (right of centre) and to the
centre right is the (believed) Flash Street Mills which were a retail
complex before demolition for the supermarket which now occupies that
This is Chadwick Street Campus, part of Bolton Institute. This centre is
geared towards teacher training and vocational training.
Go out of Bolton Institute onto Derby Street on
the virtual walk
You can also go onto Deane Road.
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