This set of pictures are from the Bolton Institute archive, and were taken mostly prior to the tower block being built. The other pages in this set are second, third, fourth and Fifth. The map on the first page should be used to determine the detailed location.
16k GIF 80k JPEG A little further up past John Street, the cinema (Regent), and the Gladstone Hotel. May 13th 1964.
13k GIF 74k JPEG Lower down from John Street, these premises have produced shoes for world famous athletes and Olympic winners. They claim to have shoes in every country of the world. May 13th 1964.
11k GIF 58k JPEG The area between Deane Road and the railway sidings - north of BIT site. March 1966.
13k GIF 80k JPEG Turning right in John Street to the site where the first six houses were rebuilt in 1918. It is reported that on the night of September 25th-26th 1916, that about 12 Zepplins took part in an air raid, dropping some 20 bombs. The severest damage being inflicted in Kirk Street, 13 people are said to have been killed. THis action also damaged houses in John Street. May 13th 1964.
The other pages in this set are second, third, fourth and Fifth. The map on the first page should be used to determine the detailed location.
These pictures are resampled from the original BMP format, with some slight expansion to the standard size used on this web site. Permission to use these pictures is gratefully acknowledged to Bolton Institute (in particular the Buildings and Estates manager) and they remain copyright.
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