Bolton Evening News photo archive from the http://www.boltoneveningnews.co.uk/ site has recently (October 2005) set up a Special Publications page where old and archive photographs can be viewed and purchased.
There is also a page of old pictures and modern equivalent views. There is a second page of old pictures as well, and a third page of old pictures. You can also see pictures of the Commercial Hotel. There is also a page for The Hippodrome
Octagon Theatre . The multi storey car park was once the site of the bus station, which has now split between Moor Lane and Newport Street. Frank Hampson says: Surely the pictures the Magee's buildings in /oldbolton.html are of their bonded warehouse, I remember vividly as the georgeous smell of whisky that emanated from the pavement when I was taken past as a small boy in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The smell of spent malt and hops from their brewery, just off Derby street was just as delicious, when I used to cycle past on my way to school in the late 1950s.
Another email on the same picture from Margo Charnley: This picture looks to me like the area I lived in 1946 to 1951. Do not know the name of the street from which the photo is taken but running across the top (where the houses have steps down to the pavement) I am sure that is James street where my Father had his grocery shop. This faced the Wellington Arms Public House where the Father of Vik Faulkner and Bert Royal (Wrestlers) used to drink. He was a friend of my fathers. The house with the steps down to the pavement directly facing the camera was I believe the home of a Sheila Coughlin who I used to play with. The house on the corner of James Street and the street from where the photo is taken - there was a family there known as The Taff's - 3 children, Tony who was the eldest, Rita born in 1944 and Philip who was only just walking 1948. I have attached a photo of self taken outside my Fathers shop (really just the front room converted into a shop) and one below is of me taken just after we left Bolton April 1951.
Not much is known about the following pictures, if you can help please let me know.
Chorley Old Road
This picture comes from Sue Brown and she says
I've attached an old photograph of my Grandfathers Lorries for a brewery that he ran in Bolton in the early 1930's. Other than this photograph, I can't find anything else out. I know he went out of business in the early 30's (well I know it was before 1935).
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