The town of Bolton or Bolton le Moors to give its full-name is a town that grew out over the centuries from Little Bolton, a town that dates back to at least medieval times and probably beyond. The old town of Little Bolton was just north of the current “Town Hall Square”, which is generally assumed to be the centre of Bolton.
One of Lancashire’s most prominent cotton towns during the industrial revolution, Bolton, despite it’s numerous “dark, satanic mills”, did get a few solutions to the problems of sustaining a large, working population that non-industrial places had to wait a while for. Now part of the Greater Manchester conurbation the central business district is said to be suffering a decline with many stores vacant.
The town and surrounding villages it consumed as it expanded have many interesting features from historic buildings to underground rivers and a number of local legends that ‘might’ have some truth in them.
Lat: 53.576601 Lon: -2.428246
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