Bolton named ‘worst town in Greater Manchester’ – here’s why the ‘Mancunian Dingleberry’ is just so awful


Bolton has been named as one of the worst places to live in England.

The town ranked at number six by users of satirical website iLiveHere – who branded the spot a “Mancunian dingleberry”.

A total of 110,172 people responded to the 2022 survey.

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It was described by one of the poll’s contributors as “the worst possible assault on the eye and mind possible in Britain”.

disgusting

And it’s easy to see why Bolton fared so badly in the eyes of keyboard warriors.

From the horrible views atop Rivington Pike, to the truly grim pasties from Carr’s or Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, the town has nothing going for it.

There is barely anything worse you can do on a summer afternoon than take a stroll around the nature trails of Moses Gate Country Park.

Absolutely rank

If anything, Jumbles Country Park is even worse. Full of trees, spectacular open water and horrible, horrible woodland.

And it’s hardly offered the world anything. Other than, you know, Peter Kay, Monica Ali, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Harry Kroto, Samuel Crompton’s Spinning Mule, and Fred Dibnah.

Who would want to live there?

Bolton town center

To back up our argument, the Manchester Evening News took to the streets of Bolton to find out exactly what it’s like living in the ‘Mancuanian Dingleberry’.

Siobhan Davies is out shopping in Victoria Square with family and friends.

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The 16-year-old, from Farnworth, thinks Bolton is “mint” and says she’s “proud” to come from the borough.

Karys Haslam, 18, with Siobhan Davies, 16

“They think just because we’re from Bolton that we’re chavvy and strange,” she added.

“I think it’s mint. I’m proud to be from Bolton.

“There are loads of young people so you can go out and make friends.

“It’s got a college, good schools, shopping, it just needs more takeaways and nail shops.

Carrs Pasties have been selling the delicacy for years
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“It needs beauty salons so you can walk in and get lashes and nails done without having to go separately.”

Sihan Dennison moved to Bolton in 2008 – and has never looked back.

The 37-year-old, also from Farnworth, loves the town so much she plans to stay forever.

“I prefer Bolton to Manchester because it’s cosy,” she says.

“I love it a lot. Everyone here is really friendly.

“There’s no problem at all. I love it here.

Sihan Dennison

“If you put me in Manchester – no way – I’d come back here.

“People here are very friendly. They give you more time; they would never walk past and say they’re too busy.

“I would never leave Bolton.”

Couple Joan and Alan Jefferson, aged 77 and 75, say the borough is good for walks and beauty spots.

Joan and Alan Jefferson

But they do think the town could do with more shops.

“It’s convenient for us,” Joan, who lives in Harwood, says. “We live where our family lives and it’s accessible to Manchester.

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“My husband was born and bred in Bolton; we’ve lived here for 50 years. The schools are good.”

Wendy and Neil Heydon

Neil and Wendy Heydon, who are in their 70s and live in Westhoughton, say they like the “nice breathing spaces” around Bolton where there is lots of countryside and moorland.

Another man, who wished to remain anonymous, says he likes living in Bolton because it’s quiet.

Bolton has been named one of the worst places to live

He also enjoys traveling to nearby beauty spots like Rivington.

The man, from Breightmet, said: “I find it’s okay. It’s quiet….

“It’s quiet where I live in Breightmet.

“There are plenty of parks and within half an hour you get to Rivington.”

The top 10 ‘worst places to live in England’, according to iLiveHere UK, are:

  1. Aylesbury

  2. Huddersfield

  3. Luton

  4. Liverpool

  5. peterborough

  6. Bolton

  7. Corby

  8. Jaywick

  9. slough

  10. bradford

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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