In pictures: the day Peaches Geldof visited Bolton

In pictures: the day Peaches Geldof visited Bolton

Peaches Geldof filming in Bolton in 2005

Peaches Geldof filming in Bolton in 2005

Peaches Geldof filming in Bolton in 2005

Peaches Geldof filming in Bolton in 2005

Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen

Peaches Geldof

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WRITER and presenter Peaches Geldof - who was found dead yesterday - caused a stir when she visited Bolton to make a documentary.

The former wild child daughter of Live Aid charity campaigner Bob Geldof carved a name for herself championing the views of teenagers.

And, in January 2005 she came to Bolton, attracted by reports of anti-social behaviour among youths in Bromley Cross and Bradshaw.

Peaches, who was then aged 15 and already had her own columns in The Telegraph newspaper and Elle Girl magazine, spent the weekend chatting to teenagers about their experiences of living in Bolton for a documentary titled “Inside the Mind of a Teenager.”

But the programme caused consternation among local councillors who were disappointed that the makers did not give them an opportunity to explain what the authorities were doing for teenagers in the borough.

One woman from Harwood, who featured on the show but did not wish to be named, said: “She actually came out on a night out with us.

"We were drinking on street corners and then she even had a chippy tea with us — I don’t think she'd had too many nights out like that before, but she got involved and was really nice.”

Following the documentary Peaches, who died on Monday, aged just 25, went on to further her media career, writing for newspapers and magazines as well as fronting television shows such as “OMG with Peaches Geldof” on ITV2.

She also worked as a model and last week attended the launch of a clothing range for the Tesco supermarket.

Peaches, whose mother Paula Yates died from a drug overdose in 2000, was married with sons Astala, aged one and Phaedra, aged 11 months.

Police are describing her death, at an address in Kent, as “unexplained and sudden.”

In a statement, Bob Geldof said: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of us all.”

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11:30am Tue 8 Apr 14

stereo_world says...

Well played BN on making this somehow relevant to Bolton.
Well played BN on making this somehow relevant to Bolton. stereo_world
  • Score: 16

1:24pm Tue 8 Apr 14

RogerMooresEyebrow says...

I'm sorry, but this faux grief and mawkishness over a socialite/celebrity/
wild child, who happened to be the daughter of Geldof is beyond the joke. Give us some proper news.
I'm sorry, but this faux grief and mawkishness over a socialite/celebrity/ wild child, who happened to be the daughter of Geldof is beyond the joke. Give us some proper news. RogerMooresEyebrow
  • Score: -15

1:36pm Tue 8 Apr 14

SomertonRoadLad says...

stereo_world wrote:
Well played BN on making this somehow relevant to Bolton.
My thoughts exactly! Absolutely irrelevant point Bolton News, all you are doing is looking really desperate trying to find something to link the story of the moment to Bolton. Pathetic
[quote][p][bold]stereo_world[/bold] wrote: Well played BN on making this somehow relevant to Bolton.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly! Absolutely irrelevant point Bolton News, all you are doing is looking really desperate trying to find something to link the story of the moment to Bolton. Pathetic SomertonRoadLad
  • Score: 12

3:16pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Errr, did she actually contribute anything?
Errr, did she actually contribute anything? Jim271
  • Score: -11

5:29pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Death of a mother of two kids has got to be sad, surely?
Death of a mother of two kids has got to be sad, surely? Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 16

5:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

What I think 222 says...

I didn't know Peaches had been to Bolton, why shouldn't the Bolton News mention it. There have been a lot of people going on tribute pages just to say nasty things. All I know is a young mother is gone too soon, and whether she was famous or not, it is a tragic event that has changed her family's life forever. R.i.p. Peaches.
I didn't know Peaches had been to Bolton, why shouldn't the Bolton News mention it. There have been a lot of people going on tribute pages just to say nasty things. All I know is a young mother is gone too soon, and whether she was famous or not, it is a tragic event that has changed her family's life forever. R.i.p. Peaches. What I think 222
  • Score: 8

6:44pm Tue 8 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

First of all it's sad news irrespective of who she was or was not. On the other hand, what has P Geldof done for Bolton?

Secondly - To the Bolton News; this is low-level, desperate and crap reporting. It's almost NINE years ago since she came to Bolton.

This rag of a paper never ceases to amaze with it's 'bandwagon style' of reporting. Next we know you'll be exhuming the deceased for opinions. You really are utter crass!

In this case I award -10
First of all it's sad news irrespective of who she was or was not. On the other hand, what has P Geldof done for Bolton? Secondly - To the Bolton News; this is low-level, desperate and crap reporting. It's almost NINE years ago since she came to Bolton. This rag of a paper never ceases to amaze with it's 'bandwagon style' of reporting. Next we know you'll be exhuming the deceased for opinions. You really are utter crass! In this case I award -10 wsw69
  • Score: -2

6:47pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Welcometothedarkside says...

what did she do anyone know?
what did she do anyone know? Welcometothedarkside
  • Score: -2

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