Dog biting actor’s bum, footballers on war duty and Queen visit – fascinating Bolton pics from the past

A look back through the decades

Bolton players on war service in the same unit, March 1941

As one of the largest towns in the country, Bolton boasts a long and interesting history.

Home to Bolton Wanderers, the area also ties to famous faces such as Sir Ian McKellen, Peter Kay and Maxine Peake and was historically part of Lancashire.

Over time, like elsewhere in Greater Manchester and beyond, how Bolton looks and the way local people work, play and socialize has changed – as shown in these nostalgic pictures.

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Here is just a part of Bolton’s history that has been captured below.

For beautiful, historic images from the past have a look at and see what you can discover

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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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