Bolton UK, Current research and information wanted
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- Devonde Botes / Desvonde Botes. Information is sought on this Bolton golfer
- Fernclough. Fern Clough is a cul-de-sac off Hill Side (in turn off Chorley
New Road, Heaton, near Overdale and Heaton Cemetery.) Was there once a
place called Fernclough? Was it here or somewhere else in Bolton?
I have had an email thats says "It's a piece of land that runs from Deane
Cemetary all the way over to Overdale".
- Do you know anything about the military uses of Rivington Barn, which regiments of the regular and
TA used it between 1941-45. Len would like to hear from you on
I have been told that the barns were used to store nissen huts (prefabricated
shelters) and sugar for the troops stationed at the bungalow.
firstname.lastname@example.org writes researching the
Boothmans and Hampsons of Bolton
I have recently been tracing my family tree and found that
my Great Great Grandfather John Thomas Boothman is listed in the 1881
census as a Farmer of 13 acres employing 1 boy at WESTERN HILL,
BREIGHTMET, BOLTON. I have had a look on quite a few maps and can't
find WESTERN HILL I know Breightmet is now a built up area but I was
wondering if any one would have any information about the farm or where
it was? His son John Cockshord Boothman my Grandmother's Father was I am
lead to believe a butcher, does any one have any information on the
location of his shop? My Grandmother's mum Hannah Hampson I think was
brought up at OAKENBOTTOM [LODGE HOUSE] I have found Oakenbottom Road on
a map and presume there is some connection but has any one any more
information.If there are any of my distant relatives out there don't
hesitate to drop me a line. Many thanks in anticipation.
- Jean email@example.com
writes: My Mom was born in 1910 in Bolton to Lily (Lane) and Samuel
Iredale. At the time they were residing at 1 Roundcroft St. Samuel was a
cotton operative. Lily was born in Farnworth in 1888 to Hanna (Greenhalgh)
and T.Lane and they were residing at 18 Vickers Row. Lily had two sisters
Elizabeth Dickenson and Lucy Shearing and I know that in the early 1950's
they were residing in Farnworth. Would anyone have any information
regarding the above? I appreciate whatever you may have. Thank you.
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:15:10 +1000
My husband's TAYLOR, WINTERBOTHAM / WINTERBOTTOM, BENNISON, BONNEY, HOLME,
WOODHEAD & ROBINSON families were in Bolton. I'd like to contact others
with these family names in Bolton & share data.
Regards, Denyse Bonney in Townsville, Queensland
Subject: Shaw Family tree
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 15:48:56 EDT
I have recently traced our family tree back to William Shaw, born approx.
in1857, that resided in Bolton and sailed out of Liverpool, on July 22,
1899, with his son, John H. Shaw, born on Aug. 7, 1876. The ship's
register stated that they were miners. I found a possible connection that
his wife was Margaret Davis, but I can't find any information on her or
immigration dates. If anyone can make any connection I would greatly
- Do you have cine film of old Bolton? The Bygone
project would like to hear from you.
- http://www.shopbolton.com/ in
Bolton, Ontario, Canada is trying to link up all "Boltons" throughout the
world. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Research into origins of Mealhouse Lane (family name).
Locating parts of Bolton used for filming 'Spring and Port Wine'. So far Darcy
Lever has been identified. The initial page for details on this film is
Photography for eastern Bolton, southern Bolton.
Leverhulme Park photography, other parks, more internal pictures of places.
More virtual drive photography north eastern, eastern borough. Expansion of
the virtual walk.
Electricity in Bolton, particularly power stations of the past. If you have
any references or information it would be gratefully received.
The Model Farm and the narrow gauge railway dating from around the 1900's
The Eden home or Orphanage. Local records do not appear to exist, but if you
have any information this will be put up on the pages.
Information is sought about Knill Freeman (architects) of Bolton, believed
to have designed a number of buildings in Bolton in the 19th century.
A request from the webmaster at
http://www.boltonparishchurch.co.uk - a message was left in their
guestbook, could any surviving relatives of Samuel Evans Wylde late of
Bolton please contact his grandson at
Can you date or have any information on this picture postcard? March 2001:
This postcard has been found locally with a postmark of 1908, although it
could be up to 20 years earlier than this.
25k GIF 42k JPEG
Undated postcard of Bolton Town Hall
Emailed to me by a former Bolton resident and picked up in Vermont, USA.
- Gerry McKenzie who
worked as Plumber all round Deane Rd area for A.F Hartley
would be interested in more facts about the Happy Pie Man Paddy Kearns
who was murdered in his shop around 1966. Although a
man found guilty, Paddy was much missed by locals, he was a silent
saint giving much to the poor around Rankine st and Ramwell st.
If you have anything, please email
- These next two pictures are believed to be from a mill in or around the
Trinity Street area in the 1940's. Can you identify the mill and any of the
people in the picture?
- Information is requested by
a Durham University archaeology undergraduate currently
considering doing their dissertation upon the nineteenth century
messianic/apocalyptic cults in the north west. Any information about these
kinds of cults, which were popular in the industrialized periods of the
nineteenth century is sought.
If successful there is a possibility that the work will be published in
The Hospital Saturday for Bolton have a web site at
http://www.hospital-saturday.org.uk/ and they are seeking information
and pictures into the detailed origins.
Next year is 125 anniversary of the Bolton and District Hospital
Hospital Saturday was formed in 1877 to raise the funds to build
Bolton's first Infirmary, although the roots of the organisation date
back to the early 1800's and the first dispensary on Nelson Square.
desperate to find out more about the history of the dispensories and
hopeful some pictures.
One section online now is Bolton at yuletide,
and another with Bolton in the snow. More current work is taking place with
a large number of photographs of the Deane Road / Moor lane / Derby Street
area from around 1964.
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