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  • Goal ace needs to learn, says Preece

    BURY'S teenage striker David Nugent is set for another taste of first team action after escaping suspension. The 17-year-old enhanced his growing reputation with a beautifully taken goal against Darlington last weekend only to face a three-match spell

  • Choir rehearsal at Wolfenden

    Built for 900 girls just before the First World War, the Wolfenden School at Halliwell had an enthusiastic choir, which is pictured here during a rehearsal in 1947. But when in the 1970s numbers dwindled to 150, it closed its doors and the remaining pupils

  • Whites middle men give Sam major spur

    Wanderers Res 1 Leeds United Res 3 - PAUL Warhurst and Ricardo Gardner gave Sam Allardyce a welcome boost when they played their way back into the Premiership reckoning. The duo made successful comebacks from injury at Gigg Lane and can expect to return

  • Major clean up

    RESIDENTS are to stage a series of clean-up sessions. The Goshen and Hampson Mill Community Association are co-ordinating the six weekly days, targeting Goshen Woods, Bury. The first session is on Saturday (Oct 19) from 10am-4pm, meet at the Millwood

  • Robin finds writing is child's play

    ROBIN Kingsland, who has been stepping out on stage in Bolton as one of Hollywood's famous hell-raising Rat Pack, spoke today of his other career -- as a children's writer. Robin has been appearing in The Octagon's current production Rat Pack Confidential

  • Crash youth flung to his death

    A TEENAGER died after being thrown 20 feet from a car as it catapulted into the air and landed on its roof. The 18-year-old from Bury was a back seat passenger in a Peugeot 106 GTi, which was being driven down Bradshaw Road by a friend. He was taken to

  • Page 13

    Disabled girl 13, in man in bedroom terror A DISABLED teenager woke in the middle of the night to find a man inside her bedroom staring at her, a court heard. The terrified girl was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when she was woken by the sound of footsteps

  • Boozy youngsters litter bowling green with cans and bottles

    A shocking haul of cans and bottles were abandoned in one night by a group of up to 50 youths who are using a bowling green as a drinking den. The debris was gathered together by the angry bowlers, who have bitterly condemned the actions of the boozy

  • North buoyed by home price boom

    THE gap between consumer confidence in the housing market in the North and South is at its narrowest since the beginning of the year, research claimed today. The Woolwich said during September 65.4 per cent of southerners were expecting property prices

  • Body found in lake

    POLICE on Merseyside have launched an investigation after the body of an elderly man was pulled from Southport's Marine Lake. A member of the public spotted the body. It is believed the man may be local and aged in his 70s. Police said although there

  • Author Neil's funny story

    AN interview with Victoria Wood inspired journalist Neil Brandwood to write a biography of the popular comedienne. This week -- six years after that first meeting -- the first-time author's 256-page book went on sale at booksellers throughout Britain.

  • Diabetes patients 'deserve better'

    CALLS have been made for an overhaul of diabetes treatment in Bolton as figures reveal that the number of people with the disease is expected to increase by 5,000 over the next eight years. A leading GP has claimed there is a "dangerous gap" in diabetes

  • Juniors in confident mood for tough test

    BOLTON Under 14s begin their Greater Manchester Schools' League programme in confident mood when they take on Tameside at Hacken Lane on Saturday (October 19) at 10.30am. The local youngsters have been busy preparing for the soccer season under team manager

  • Wanted man Waywell happy to stay at Hilton Park

    RMI manager Steve Waywell has turned down a move to Hyde United and pledged his future to Leigh. Waywell was approached by the Tameside club and offered an attractive package to take over at the Ewen Fields less than two weeks after they sacked former

  • Atherton need to be at their best

    ATHERTON Collieries will have to be at their best tomorrow as they entertain Harrogate Railway in the Carlsberg FA Vase. The Yorkshire side have already won three FA Cup games this season, but Atherton were boosted in midweek with a 3-1 win over Woodley

  • Fierce showdown at semi finals

    WIGAN'S semi-final showdown with arch-rivals St Helens lived up to its intense derby billing but the confrontations at the turnstiles were twice as fierce. Simply farcical organisation and stewarding caused chaos at the fringes of Knowsley Road, with

  • New Year walkies to the dog show

    BOLTON Council is playing host to the town's greatest indoor dog show in the sports hall at Deane Community Leisure Centre on New Year's Day, starting at 10 am. This well-established show, run by the Bolton Canine Society, was originally held at Bolton

  • Soul show again for leisure centre

    IF you missed last year's excellent performance from "Stax of Soul", don't worry. This year they will be appearing at Horwich Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 23, at 8pm, along with supporting act DJ Paul Walker's Panda Roadshow. Stax of Soul is an

  • Cash in with the awards course

    DO you run or go to a community group and are you looking for extra funding? Why not attend an "Awards 4 All" workshop and your group could be up to £5,000 better off. At the end of the workshop you will be able to complete the grant application and clearly

  • Their evil holds no bounds BY FRED SHAWCROSS

    THE much-trumpeted 'War On Terror' launched by George Bush and Tony Blair in the wake of 'Nine-Eleven' isn't working, well not if the horrifying events in Bali are a barometer of success and failure. True, the Taliban were smashed in Afghanistan, but

  • Artists quick on the draw for record bid

    ARTISTS in the Leigh area are aiming to break a world record tomorrow to mark the beginning of "Big Draw" week. Wigan Council's two art houses, Drumcroon in Wigan and the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh, will be holding workshops in the bid to draw as many

  • School place success for stay at home Lucy

    A GIRL who missed almost half a term of education after failing to get into her first choice school is celebrating after being given a place at a secondary just minutes from her home. Lucy Jackson, aged 11, had faced the prospect of making a 50-minute

  • 50 years of happiness

    THE secret to a long and happy relationship is always knowing when to say sorry, according to a couple who are celebrating 50 years of marriage this month. Mavis and Gordon Miller, both aged 71, of Gresley Avenue, Horwich, will clock up half a century

  • What to do in Bolton on...

    Saturday MUSEUMS BOLTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY & AQUARIUM, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Tel: 332211. www.boltonmuseums.org.uk Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission free. Education Services Activities: Saturday, October 19 - The Big Draw. The Drawing

  • Celebration of a century for Hannah

    THE Mayor of Bolton dropped into a 100th birthday party held at a Bolton care home. Hannah Garforth celebrated her century at a party at Queensdale Care Home, Chorley New Road, which was attended by the town's first citizen Cllr John Walsh. Hannah, whose

  • Picture plea over twins

    HAS anyone lost two pictures of twin babies? Peter Harrison, from Lostock, found the photos hidden inside photo frames he had bought at a car boot sale in Chew Moor, Westhoughton. The babies are wearing matching lemon outfits and jumpers with the names

  • Art show

    AN artist who has gained a reputation in Europe and the USA is exhibiting at Leigh's Turnpike Gallery. Maria Marshall's Fine Lines show runs until November 9. The hypnotic large-scale video projections fuse a range of techniques and digital special effects

  • Blears nets a victory

    CARP was the order of the day for match organiser John Blears (Bolton Angling Centre) who led the way in Bradshaw Hall Fisheries Open Match on Number four Lodge His 64lb beat Tony Birchall (Co-op AC) 58lb into second place, third place went to Pete Cunliffe

  • Charity seminar

    A FORTHCOMING seminar will provide advice for local and national charities. David Porter, senior partner of Fieldings Porter Solicitors, Bolton, will give a lecture at the firm's Silverwell Street offices on Thursday, October 24. For more information,

  • Spurs factfile

    Ground: White Hart Lane Manager: Glenn Hoddle Nickname: Spurs Current Position: 5th Last time out: Blackburn 1 (Ostenstad 57), Tottenham 2 (Keane 5, Redknapp 88) How they lined up: Keller, Thatcher, Richards, Bunjevcevic, Taricco (Perry 67), Davies, Freund

  • Farnworth Parks Veterans Bowls

    THE presentation evening will be held at Hawker Siddeley Sports Club, Gladstone Road, Farnworth on Thursday October 24, 7.30pm. Cabaret and supper £1.50.

  • What's on and where (big band & jazz)

    ART LESTER BIG BAND: Pennine Suite, Horwich RMI Social and Recreation Club, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton. Every Tuesday. 8.30 to 11pm. Free. KEN WARD BIG BAND: Leigh Liberal Club. Every Monday. 8 to 11pm. Free. RONNIE MOORE BIG BAND: Sacred Heart

  • Deane and Daubhill pool

    THE PRESENTATION for the Summer League 2002 will be held on November 15, and will again be at the Ellesmere Club. Tickets will be available from next Sunday, October 27, and can be obtained from Section secretaries, other committee members, or the Jolly

  • BARS, PUBS & CLUBBING (October 18-24)

    ATLANTIS, The Valley, Eagley Brook Way, Bolton Pop and chart tunes downstairs, with Clem Curtis and the Foundations playing to a slightly older crowd in Club Class Bliss Pop, chart, R'n'B to get you on the dancefloor with filming for reality TV show Clubmates

  • Bar profile: RSVP

    Where? On Deansgate, near St Anns Square, in what used to be THE drinking district for dressed-up types before Deansgate Locks arrived and out-snazzed them. What? RSVP is an attractive chain bar which boasted sleek wooden furnishings and comfy couches

  • Cocktails and Guinness

    FAST becoming the bar centre of Bolton, the latest addition to Nelson Square opened its doors to the public earlier this week. Maloney's is a bit of a mixed bag as far as theme is concerned: It has an Irish name, serves Mexican food and specialises in

  • Indians cruising

    INDIA were 31-0 overnight in their tussle with the West Indies. Anil Kumble took five wickets as they reduced the Carribean side to a first innings score of just 167.

  • We're looking forward to lot more festivals

    IN response to your leader in the Bolton Evening News of October 12, 2002, the Bolton Festival Committee would like to draw your attention to the fact that the first Festival in 1979 and the subsequent ones in 1981 and 1983 were funded as part of the

  • Water Place and Pyramids

    SO it's official. We are to lose The Water Place. And yet the only response from Cllr Stuart Lever and David Crausby MP is to suggest that Bolton has an "Olympic-style" pool situated on yet another of Bolton's fast disappearing open green spaces -- namely

  • Remember in November

    IN my capacity as Town Mayor of Horwich, I would like to invite all local organisations and residents to join me in the Annual Parade and Service of Remembrance, which will be held on Remembrance Sunday, November 10. Would everyone who wishes to take

  • Hawkshaw set their sights on double delight

    HAWKSHAW BC's teams could be set for double honours in the Bolton Badminton League this season. While the A team is settling in mid-table in the top section, Hawkshaw B is already pushing top-placed DL Farnworth A for promotion from B Section. And the

  • On this day - October 18

    1405: Pope Pius II was born. Pope Gregory XII also died on this day in 1417, as did Pope Pius III, who died in 1503. 1697: Antonio Canale, better known as Canaletto, painter of architectural scenes of Venice and the Thames, was born in Venice. 1826: The

  • 1936/37:

    R3: JAN 16: West Ham 0-0 Bolton 42,300 A goalless draw meant a second game would have to be played at Burnden Park. REPLAY: JAN 20: Bolton 1-0 West Ham Scorer - Halford - 21,539 Halford's second goal of the season sent Wanderers into the fourth round.

  • 1937/38:

    R3: JAN 8: Arsenal 3-1 Bolton Scorer - Carruthers - 64,244 Bolton's trip down to London was worthless as they were comfortably beaten 3-1.

  • 1929/30:

    R3: JAN 11: Birmingham 1-0 Bolton 36,011 Bolton were defeated by a solitary goal at St.Andrews.

  • Molly defends Seaman

    MARK MOLYNEAUX has leapt to the defence of under-fire England keeper David Seaman. Chorley boss Molyneaux, a keeper himself, said people who are not keepers should not criticise. 'It's the Keeper's Union," said 'Molly', slightly tongue-in-cheek as usual

  • Talking about Europe with top engineers

    EURO MP Gary Titley discussed the latest developments in Europe with members of the Engineering Employers' Federation in the North-west. Mr Titley, who is one of 10 North-west representatives, is the new leader of the group of UK Labour MEPs. He answered

  • Players get ready for Winter format

    IN the Bolton Darts League in aid of the Bolton Senior Gateway Club for Mentally Handicapped Adults the league will run once again the Winter format for Men's and Ladies Individual sections. There will be two sections for men players and two sections

  • Looking for action

    A 16-year-old footballer is looking for a Bolton Sunday League side. Anyone wanting a right-back contact Robert on 01942 819765.

  • Peter announces live Bolton shows

    PETER Kay will perform the grand finale of his massive sellout nationwide tour in his beloved home town of Bolton. The Bolton comedian will play at The Albert Halls for four nights next Spring. Tickets for the dates -- March 31, April 1, 2 and 3 -- will

  • Store staff bid to save soap

    SUPERMARKET workers in curly wigs and false moustaches were today leading a campaign to save TV soap Brookside from the axe. Staff at the Asda store in St Helens, Merseyside, were asking customers to sign a petition supporting the "Calm Down Channel 4

  • Make a splash as swimming instructor

    SWIMMERS and non-swimmers are needed for the next Swimming Instructors Course taking place at Deane Community Leisure Centre for four days from Monday, October 21, to Friday, October 25. While the course is taking place, we are offering all swimmers with

  • Delight as the plug is pulled on homes plan

    RESIDENTS in Breightmet are celebrating after a scheme to build houses on a soccer club's playing fields was withdrawn. Barratt Homes wanted to build 75 houses on land owned by Wyresdale Football Club, one of the oldest in Bolton. But, following public

  • Planners' ban puts Argos store in doubt

    HORWICH shopkeepers breathed a sigh of relief today after planning chiefs made it almost impossible for a retail giant to open a superstore at the Middlebrook Retail Park. Councillors in Bolton ruled catalogue firm Argos would not be able to sell toys

  • Author Neil's funny story

    AN interview with Victoria Wood inspired journalist Neil Brandwood to write a biography of the popular comedienne. This week -- six years after that first meeting -- the first-time author's 256-page book went on sale at booksellers throughout Britain.

  • Funeral of house building chief

    THE funeral of a man who became the boss of housing giant Barratt has been held in Belmont. Frank Eaton, the company's chairman and chief executive, was killed when he was involved in a crash near Newcastle. His funeral service was held yesterday at St

  • Man on trial over drugs is taken ill

    A TRIAL of a man accused of selling undercover police officers crack cocaine has been temporarily halted. The jury hearing the case against Clive Cunningham was told he had been taken ill yesterday. The trial is expected to resume once doctors have given

  • Cruelty of bird netting

    A BIRD lover has expressed her horror at seeing five dead birds hanging from a netting at Chorley Hospital. Beryl Gavin, 64, was with her seven-year-old granddaughter, Cheryl, when she saw the four sparrows and a robin which had perished after becoming

  • October 18: No rest for the wicked

    BACK from holiday and straight back into work -- no rest for the wicked eh? June Sarpong and I hosted the Music Magazine Dance Awards 2002 on Tuesday night and what a brilliant night it was. EVERYONE was there -- John Digweed, Norman Cook, Brandon Block

  • Death of a friend and music lover BY FRED SHAWCROSS

    SINCE last we spoke I have been notified of the death at 71 of Norman Morris, a long-time friend who emigrated to America in the early 1960s with his wife Eileen. Norman played trumpet in bands in Bolton dance halls in the 1950s, where so many lasting

  • Charity seminar

    A FORTHCOMING seminar will provide advice for local and national charities. David Porter, senior partner of Fieldings Porter Solicitors, Bolton, will give a lecture at the firm's Silverwell Street offices on Thursday, October 24. For more information,

  • Appeal launch

    BBC TV presenter Gordon Burns will start the fund-raising campaign for the largest-ever North-west promotion of the Poppy Appeal. The official launch will take place on Thursday October 24 at the Imperial War Museum North, Salford, in association with

  • Top choir's visit

    THE flag of the Welsh dragon will fly high next Friday when a renowned Welsh choir performs in Lowton. There'll be a distinct railway flavour with Bagillt, Flint and Connah's Quay represented when Flint Male Voice Choir performs, supported by Lowton St

  • COMEDY (October 18-24)

    THE COMEDY STORE, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street, Manchester The Best in Stand Up John Moloney, Simon Bligh, Steve Rawlings, Andre Vincent and Gavin Webster Tonight, 8pm, £13 and £6 conc. The Best in Stand Up John Moloney, Simon Bligh, Steve Rawlings

  • Halloween treat will help heart unit appeal

    BOLTON people are being invited to have dinner with the Mayor for a Halloween treat with a difference. The dinner will be staged in the glittering surroundings of the Platinum Suite at the Reebok Stadium on October 31 to raise money for the Bolton Coronary

  • Radcliffe Pool League

    WILL all captains please take note of the following amendments to your rule books. First Division -- Code D Old Tower, Sandford Street, Radcliffe 0161 723 4212. Code J Derby Arms, Bolton Road, Bury 0161 764 4667. Second Division -- Code D Roach Ht B Rochdale

  • Leigh blitzed in derby battle

    Wigan 34 Leigh 1st XV 14 - LEIGH produced a below par performance in their local derby game at Wigan. Wigan took an early lead when their half-backs combined well from a wheeled scrum to put the winger in at the corner. A touchline conversion and a penalty

  • Teams for Saturday 19th October (Leigh RU)

    1st XVFrom Davies, Prescott, Young (c), Wood, Newton, Hampson, Robinson, Penn, Browning, Bullough, Sutton, Cunliffe, Fletcher, Bridge, Bentham, Murray, Wilcock, Wynn, Bate, Lee. De La Salle away. Meet at 1.00pm 2nd XVMcKenna, Egerton, Faid, Hughes, Eccleston

  • Wary Bury as Preece plots fall for Hall

    SHAKERS boss Andy Preece is plotting the downfall of his former Gigg Lane striking partner this weekend. Bury travel to Nene Park tomorrow for their first ever clash with Rushden and Diamonds and will need to stiffen their defensive resolve against the

  • Centurions face major cutbacks

    THE financial implications of Leigh Centurions' failure to make Super League are already beginning to be felt at Hilton Park. With the future of head coach Paul Terzis still unresolved, Leigh have revealed that three of last Saturday's Grand Final team

  • Whitehouse and his cast of peculiar characters

    COMEDIAN and writer Paul Whitehouse is probably best known for the series of larger than life characters he portrays on screen. But ask him whether he prefers acting or writing and, after admitting he enjoys both, he does conclude: "I particularly love

  • THEATRE & COMEDY (October 15-24)

    ALBERT HALLS, Victoria Square, Bolton Cabaret Bolton Catholic MCS present a spectacular production of the musical drama set in 1930s Berlin where liberation and promiscuity were bywords and lewd cabaret clubs flourished. Runs Tuesday to Saturday, 7.15pm

  • October 18: Now that the season's over ...

    NOW the festival season is over we need more musical events to look forward to, so it's a good job the Smash Hits Tour is coming to the Manchester Arena, isn't it? If you are addicted to pop then you won't want to miss this event, which boasts more stars

  • Sam's sack race fears

    SAM Allardyce counted his blessings today as he approached his latest managerial milestone. On the eve of his 48th birthday and the third anniversary of his arrival at the Reebok, the Wanderers' boss has the security of a long contract and an understanding

  • Police home in on festive thieves

    POLICE in Bolton have launched a crackdown on Christmas burglars. They have also issued advice for home owners and motorists as the festive season draws closer. Chris Waters, crime prevention officer at Astley Bridge police station, said: "Historically

  • Cash for lifeboats

    A STREET collection in Westhoughton on September 14 raised £224.47 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

  • What to do in Bolton on...

    Friday BOLTON MUSEUM, ART GALLERY & AQUARIUM, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Tel: 332211. www.boltonmuseums.org.uk Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission free. Wildlife Attractions Bolton Aquarium For unique views into the aquatic world visit

  • Ready for the big draw?

    AS part of the "Campaign for Drawing" Bolton Museum Art Gallery and Aquarium will be hosting a variety of FREE arty activities on Saturday, October 19. Activities taking place at Bolton Museum include: The Drawing Minute -- Celebrity Still Life: 11.30am

  • James is the new pier boss

    A MAJOR North-west tourist attraction is being managed by a Bolton man. James Burns, aged 45, from Egerton, has been appointed general manager at the South Pier, Blackpool. He completed a three-year catering degree at Bolton Technical College and began

  • Charity success

    BOLTON Samaritans raised £165.40 at their collection at Asda Middlebrook, Horwich last Saturday. The charity thanks shoppers for their support.

  • Stansfield stars

    A DECENT midweek turnout of 13 saw Roland Stansfield win the Wednesday Open on Doe Hey. A late carp around the 11lb mark helped to boost his weight to 15lbs 11oz. Two tied for second place with old adversaries Bob Fearnhead and Marvin Hyde both finishing

  • School place success for stay at home Lucy

    A GIRL who missed almost half a term of education after failing to get into her first choice school is celebrating after being given a place at a secondary just minutes from her home. Lucy Jackson, aged 11, had faced the prospect of making a 50-minute

  • Anyone for tennis?

    FOLLOWING the Commwealth Games, Bolton Arena is hosting another major national event -- the the Hastings Direct National Tennis Championships. Go and see the finest tennis Britain can offer from October 18 to Saturday, October 26. Tickets are now available

  • One for the jazz aficionados BY FRED SHAWCROSS

    THE NAME Digby Fairweather is well known among jazz aficionados. Besides being a trumpet/cornet player of outstanding ability, Digby has spent many years teaching and broadcasting and is a hugely knowledgeable and personable man. His autobiographical

  • Bolton & District Pool League

    THE FIRST Delegates Meeting of the season will take place on Saturday night (October 19) at Churchills in Manchester Road, starting at 8pm. All teams must have a delegate present, failure to do so will result in that team losing four points from their

  • Juice say yes

    IF you happened to pop down to Juice on Thursday you might have noticed that meeting members of the opposite sex just got a whole lot easier. That's because the brains behind Juice have launched a new venture based on an idea by Manchester's infamous

  • Album & single reviews

    SINGLES - Badly Drawn Boy -- You Were Right (Out now, XL) POPSTAR realises there are more important things in life than himself. Shock. Story: page 3.You Were Right chronicles everyday people and everyday things -- tongue in cheek, of course -- such as

  • Tales of The Stranglers and Robert Mitchum

    HUGH Cornwell left The Stranglers in 1990 and has since released three solo albums. Ahead of his tour to promote his latest release Mayday, Nicola Mostyn talks to Cornwell about solo songs, The Stranglers and Robert Mitchum. You did a book tour about

  • Happy hip hop birthday

    THERE is cause for celebration on Sunday as Manchester's independent hip hop label celebrates its eighth birthday. Mark Rae, of Fat City Records, began Grand Central back in 1995, looking for like-minded artists to appear on the label. His search was

  • Hilton on ladder to success

    BOLTON three piece Hilton are to have one of their tracks assessed by a panel of judges including Radio 1's Nemone and Pete Waterman as part of the Music Industry Roadshow, Soundadvice. Hilton are one of only three unsigned acts from the North-west to

  • Straight from the horse's mouth by Fred Done

    ALTHOUGH England's draw against Macedonia was a big disappointment, the low point of the week for me, on a purely financial basis, was England's win in Slovakia - Michael Owen's winner cost me £250,000 as the whole country piled on an England win. We're

  • What the papers say today (October 18)

    THE SUN: David Seaman has been told to quit international football by England legend Peter Shilton. DAILY MIRROR: Dennis Wise has launched a High Court action against Leicester to reclaim more than £2.3million in lost earnings following his sacking in

  • On this day in sport (October 18)

    1871: Twelve teams agreed to inaugurate the FA Cup competition suggested by Football Association secretary Charles Allcock. 1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long jump record by 55.24cm to set a new mark of 8.9metres. His record would stand

  • With cover if wanted

    IF you're looking for a great Chrissie present for someone you really like, give them Peter Kay's audio CD or cassette of his "Live At The Top of the Tower" performance. The Bolton comedian covers all the important questions in life: why do mums buy rubbish

  • Apron raises £5 for Russia fund

    IN the early 1940s, 15-years-old Betty Yates, of Holmes Cottages, Halliwell, was photographed displaying an apron by which she had raised £5 for Mrs Churchill's Aid-to-Russia Fund. The apron had been signed by dozens of local people who had paid 6d each

  • Apron is in museum

    WHEN I printed a photograph of 15-years-old Betty Yates, of Holmes Cottages, Halliwell, displaying an apron on which she had embroidered signatures of local people, I wondered what had happened to the apron. She had charged 6d (2p) each signature, to

  • Hockey in the 1930s

    MANY local people still play hockey - but I'm sure that they don't still dress like this! The photograph was taken in February, 1938, and shows a busy scene in the Eagley when Eagley Mills played TB Lee's Bolton Sunday School Social League final of the

  • We know what estate hell can be like for folk

    WITH reference to the letter (Saturday, October 12) headlined 'Area decline a disgrace'. I also had to suffer over three years on a Great Lever council estate, together with my family, when I was unable to get a mortgage. My neighbour was a "faceless"

  • It's a sign of the times in our home town

    HOW interesting to read in the Bolton Evening News that Wigan Council are enforcing fixed penalty fines for litter-dropping! Why can't Bolton Council follow suit? Judging from the state of the streets, they would quickly make enough to fund the many projects

  • On this day in sport (October 18)

    1871: Twelve teams agreed to inaugurate the FA Cup competition suggested by Football Association secretary Charles Allcock. 1968: American Bob Beamon shattered the world long jump record by 55.24cm to set a new mark of 8.9metres. His record would stand

  • 1934/35:

    R3: JAN 12: Northampton 0-2 Bolton Scorers - Milsom, Cook - 17,962 Goals from Milsom and Cook scored Bolton a valuable away victory in Northampton. R4: JAN 26: Plymouth 1-4 Bolton Scorers - Milsom (2), Westwood, McNeil (og) - 41,403 A brace from Milsom

  • 1933/34:

    R3: JAN 13: Bolton 3-1 Halifax Scorers - Cook (2), Westwood - 24,885 A brace from Willie Cook put Bolton well o ntheir way into the draw for the next round. R4: JAN 27: Brighton 1-1 Bolton Scorer - Westwood - 25,535 On the back of an impressive league

  • 1932/33:

    R3: JAN 14: Charlton 1-5 Bolton Scorers - T.Griffiths, Gibson, Cook (2), Milsom - 17,402 Wanderers travelled to London and came back grinning after a tremendous win. R4: JAN 28: Bolton 2-1 Grimsby Scorers - T.Griffiths, Butler - 25,866 Wanderers scraped

  • 1930/31:

    R3: JAN 10: Bolton 1-0 Carlisle Scorer - Blackmore - 23,029 Harold Blackmore was on the scoresheet as Wanderers defeated Carlisle. R4: JAN 24: Bolton 1-1 Sunderland Scorer - Blackmore - 36,602 Blackmore struck again but the Whites were forced into a replay

  • 1938/39:

    R3: JAN 7: Middlesbrough 0-0 Bolton 32,790 Stalemate at Ayresome Park as no-one could break the deadlock. REPLAY: JAN 11: Bolton 0-0 Middlesbrough 16,981 No-one found the net again so consequently a second replay was needed. 2nd REPLAY: JAN 16: Middlesbrough

  • 1935/36:

    R3: JAN 11: Blackburn 1-1 Bolton Scorer - Woods - 41,000 Wood's goal broguht the game back to Burnden Park for the replay. REPLAY: JAN 14: Bolton 0-1 Blackburn 40,800 Over 40,000 saw the odd goal knock Bolton out of the competition early on.

  • 1931/32:

    R3: JAN 9: Preston 0-0 Bolton 29,057 Stalemate at Deepdale meant a return at Burnden. REPLAY: JAN 13: Bolton 2-5 Preston Scorers - Blackmore and Gibson - 32,862 Preston were on fire as Bolton were crushed 5-2 at home.