TO celebrate Father’s Day, we asked to hear about the best dads in Bolton.

You didn't disappoint, sending us adorable pictures and messages about the lovely men in your lives. 

From being a shoulder to cry on, a best mate to laugh with, and the greatest climbing frame around, it's clear Bolton has some brilliant dads. 

Here are some of the heartfelt messages we received from appreciative sons and daughters.

See below for more. 

Would like to wish my daddy a Happy Father's Day, he is the greatest daddy, he loves and protects me and lets me join in with the gardening and DIY. Lots of love Tobias Lewarne x

The Bolton News: Picture submitted by Shannon LewarnePicture submitted by Shannon Lewarne

These are the adorable messages sent in by readers to celebrate Father's Day 2019

Mine exploring - thanks dad for taking me and keeping me safe

Mine exploring - thanks dad for taking me and keeping me safe
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Mine exploring - thanks dad for taking me and keeping me safe
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My daddy helps me be the best I can be in everything I do. This is my dad Mark Jackson and me Jayden Berry age three. This is us after running the mini milk one miler. I just want to say thanks daddy for helping me run fast. One day I’d love to run like you xx

My daddy helps me be the best I can be in everything I do.
This is my dad Mark Jackson and me Jayden Berry age three. 
This is us after running the mini milk one miler.
I just want to say thanks daddy for helping me run fast. One day I’d love to run like you xx
Jayden Berry

Scott Openshaw. We love you so much. You're the best dad in the world. Love summer and Daisy xxx

Scott Openshaw. We love you so much. You're the best dad in the world. Love summer and Daisy xxx
Michelle Smith
Scott Openshaw. We love you so much. You're the best dad in the world. Love summer and Daisy xxx
Michelle Smith
Scott Openshaw. We love you so much. You're the best dad in the world. Love summer and Daisy xxx
Michelle Smith

Jay. The transformation in you over the last two years has been truly magical to watch, you are an amazing Daddy to Elliott ❤

Jay. The transformation in you over the last two years has been truly magical to watch, you are an amazing Daddy to Elliott ❤
Shannon Entwistle

Happy Father's Day to the best dad and the best grandad in the world . Thank you for always being there for us making us laugh and smile .. we love you lots

Happy Father's Day to the best dad and the best grandad in the world . Thank you for always being there for us making us laugh and smile .. we love you lots
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Happy Father's Day to the best dad and the best grandad in the world . Thank you for always being there for us making us laugh and smile .. we love you lots
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Happy 1st heavenly Father’s Day daddy, I know that you're always watching over me and your guiding hand will forever be on my shoulder. I miss you so much and love you today more than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow. All my love forever and always Thomas Norris❤️

Happy 1st heavenly Father’s Day daddy, I know that you're always watching over me and your guiding hand will forever be on my shoulder. I miss you so much and love you today more than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow. All my love forever and always Thomas Norris❤️
Charlotte Shuker

My dad is in a wheelchair which happened in the last two years and he has had a massive amount to deal with and now he is deteriorating but he has never failed to stand by me and my brother no matter what happens. Recently my brother broke his arm and my dad has been going out his way to help even though he can’t do he is the absolute best dad

My dad is in a wheelchair which happened in the last two years and he has had a massive amount to deal with and now he is deteriorating but he has never failed to stand by me and my brother no matter what happens. Recently my brother broke his arm and my dad has been going out his way to help even though he can’t do he is the absolute best dad
Rebecca Flint

This is the best dad because he is funny, kind and super awesome!!

This is the best dad because he is funny, kind and super awesome!!
Lilly and freya Layton

Happy Father's Day to my daddy. Thank you for just being you, I'm blessed knowing you will give me guidance and hold my hand throughout my journey of life. I know you will be there through my ups and downs. I will try my best to keep you proud, big smiles and cuddles for my daddy lots of love your little girl Isla Rae

Happy Father's Day to my daddy. Thank you for just being you, I'm blessed knowing you will give me guidance and hold my hand throughout my journey of life. I know you will be there through my ups and downs. I will try my best to keep you proud, big smiles and cuddles for my daddy lots of love your little girl Isla Rae
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I wasn’t an easy kid to raise. But you never gave up. You always encouraged me to be myself and helped me believe in myself. For that, I am forever grateful. You've been there for me when times have been hard, your mum's rock and your grandchildren's very own grumpy. We love you! Happy Father's Day, Dad.

I wasn’t an easy kid to raise. But you never gave up. You always encouraged me to be myself and helped me believe in myself. For that, I am forever grateful. You've been there for me when times have been hard, your mum's rock and your grandchildren's very own grumpy. We love you! Happy Father's Day, Dad.
Vanessa Sunter

Happy Father’s Day Fred deluce the best dad and grandad we could ask for! He said hardworking, He tells the best jokes, he’s always there whenever we need him, always there to lend a hand and guide us in the right direction of life’s future! We love you muchly

Happy Father’s Day Fred deluce the best dad and grandad we could ask for! He said hardworking, He tells the best jokes, he’s always there whenever we need him, always there to lend a hand and guide us in the right direction of life’s future! We love you muchly
Laura Deluce

Happy Father's Day daddy love from amelia Joan Hayes and frankie Peter hayes

Happy Father's Day daddy love from amelia Joan Hayes and frankie Peter hayes
Sean Hayes
Happy Father's Day daddy love from amelia Joan Hayes and frankie Peter hayes
Sean Hayes
Happy Father's Day daddy love from amelia Joan Hayes and frankie Peter hayes
Sean Hayes
Happy Father's Day daddy love from amelia Joan Hayes and frankie Peter hayes
Sean Hayes

I feel theres no greater man than my dad. He's been through a fair amount of illnesses these past few years but he's always able to put a smile upon our family. With the up and downs of Diabetes and having an amputation of his foot then being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer managing to beat that and coming out on top. He's never been one to give up on any of us he shows strength every day despite all he's going through with the medical conditions at present. He's a shoulder to cry, a big hugger , a fantastic Grandad, Great Grandad, husband & dad. I'm so proud of him every day! Happy Father's Day love from all your family

I feel theres no greater man than my dad. He's been through a fair amount of illnesses these past few years but he's always able to put a smile upon our family. With the up and downs of Diabetes and having an amputation of his foot then being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer managing to beat that and coming out on top. He's never been one to give up on any of us he shows strength every day despite all he's going through with the medical conditions at present. He's a shoulder to cry, a big hugger , a fantastic Grandad, Great Grandad, husband & dad. I'm so proud of him every day! Happy Father's Day love from all your family
Sandra Marsden

Love my daddy nicholas Wolfenden soo much

Love my daddy nicholas Wolfenden soo much
Kelly Wolfenden

Ian Trevett Happy fathers day dad we love you so much. Thank you for being so strong and caring and there for us no matter what xx Jaye and Russell

Ian Trevett
Happy fathers day dad we love you so much. Thank you for being so strong and caring and there for us no matter what xx Jaye and Russell
Jaye Trevett

I'm lucky to have two dads my dad Colin and my step dad Dave. My dad is an amazing human he works full time plus cares full time for my Nan who has gone down hill with her health plus whenever I need him he's a phone call away and my step dad is always there when I need him he loves us all as his own

I'm lucky to have two dads my dad Colin and my step dad Dave. My dad is an amazing human he works full time plus cares full time for my Nan who has gone down hill with her health plus whenever I need him he's a phone call away and my step dad is always there when I need him he loves us all as his own
Shannon Taylor-Brooks

Happy fathers day Daddy. We love you lots. Marcus and Max. xxx

Happy fathers day Daddy.
We love you lots.
Marcus and Max. xxx
Clare Hewson

I love my daddy because he let's me put makeup on him.

I love my daddy because he let's me put makeup on him.
Shania Newman
I love my daddy because he let's me put makeup on him.
Shania Newman

My dad is the best dad any girl could ever wish for. My mum passed away last year suddenly and my dad has been our rock even though he was grieving too. He's been married to my mum for 38 years and they had five amazing children together. Since she passed he's been our mum as well as our dad. He never says no to anyone he will help anyone out, he is a genuine gentleman and I'm proud to call him my dad.

My dad is the best dad any girl could ever wish for.  My mum passed away last year suddenly and my dad has been our rock even though he was grieving too. He's been married to my mum for 38 years and they had five amazing children together. Since she passed he's been our mum as well as our dad. He never says no to anyone he will help anyone out, he is a genuine gentleman and I'm proud to call him my dad.
Kelly Wilcox
My dad is the best dad any girl could ever wish for.  My mum passed away last year suddenly and my dad has been our rock even though he was grieving too. He's been married to my mum for 38 years and they had five amazing children together. Since she passed he's been our mum as well as our dad. He never says no to anyone he will help anyone out, he is a genuine gentleman and I'm proud to call him my dad.
Kelly Wilcox
My dad is the best dad any girl could ever wish for.  My mum passed away last year suddenly and my dad has been our rock even though he was grieving too. He's been married to my mum for 38 years and they had five amazing children together. Since she passed he's been our mum as well as our dad. He never says no to anyone he will help anyone out, he is a genuine gentleman and I'm proud to call him my dad.
Kelly Wilcox

This is Nicky 33yrs old from Bolton and he is the best dad to our little girl Harper who is 2.5yrs. He works all day long but from the moment she was born he got up in the middle of the night constantly despite getting up at 7am for work. He changed her a few times in the boot of his car after some nappy explosions. He walks through the door and dances in the living room! Ha. He reads her stories and puts her to bed. He even goes the whole hog and dresses up at Halloween with her to answer the door to trick or treaters. He always goes the extra mile despite working so hard as a charity co-ordinator for kwik fit working along side children with cancer UK. He is THE best dad ever. Harper is one lucky little girl!

This is Nicky 33yrs old from Bolton and he is the best dad to our little girl Harper who is 2.5yrs. He works all day long but from the moment she was born he got up in the middle of the night constantly despite getting up at 7am for work. He changed her a few times in the boot of his car after some nappy explosions. He walks through the door and dances in the living room! Ha. He reads her stories and puts her to bed. He even goes the whole hog and dresses up at Halloween with her to answer the door to trick or treaters. He always goes the extra mile despite working so hard as a charity co-ordinator for kwik fit working along side children with cancer UK. He is THE best dad ever. Harper is one lucky little girl!
Emma Kennedy
This is Nicky 33yrs old from Bolton and he is the best dad to our little girl Harper who is 2.5yrs. He works all day long but from the moment she was born he got up in the middle of the night constantly despite getting up at 7am for work. He changed her a few times in the boot of his car after some nappy explosions. He walks through the door and dances in the living room! Ha. He reads her stories and puts her to bed. He even goes the whole hog and dresses up at Halloween with her to answer the door to trick or treaters. He always goes the extra mile despite working so hard as a charity co-ordinator for kwik fit working along side children with cancer UK. He is THE best dad ever. Harper is one lucky little girl!
Emma Kennedy
This is Nicky 33yrs old from Bolton and he is the best dad to our little girl Harper who is 2.5yrs. He works all day long but from the moment she was born he got up in the middle of the night constantly despite getting up at 7am for work. He changed her a few times in the boot of his car after some nappy explosions. He walks through the door and dances in the living room! Ha. He reads her stories and puts her to bed. He even goes the whole hog and dresses up at Halloween with her to answer the door to trick or treaters. He always goes the extra mile despite working so hard as a charity co-ordinator for kwik fit working along side children with cancer UK. He is THE best dad ever. Harper is one lucky little girl!
Emma Kennedy

Dan Buckley Happy Father's day! Love from Lucas and Seth! x x x

Dan Buckley
Happy Father's day! Love from Lucas and Seth! x x x
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I have the best dad in the world! Brought up 5 kids not all of which are his by blood but treated us all the same! Been a scout leader for over ten years , always been an asset to the community , has now been battling terminal cancer for years but still reminds us every day to smile 💕 He’s an amazing dad and grandad to us all! we love you dad have the best day xxx

I have the best dad in the world! Brought up 5 kids not all of which are his by blood but treated us all the same! Been a scout leader for over ten years , always been an asset to the community , has now been battling terminal cancer for years but still reminds us every day to smile 💕 He’s an amazing dad and grandad to us all!  we love you dad have the best day xxx
Zoe Warburton

Andrew grounds Happy Father's Day dad hope you have a fab day I love you millions and more each day. Love Andrea

Andrew grounds
Happy Father's Day dad hope you have a fab day I love you millions and more each day.
Love Andrea
Andrea Grounds

Rob is an amazing dad! Working 7 days a week most weeks to ensure his children have everything they want and need!

Rob is an amazing dad! Working 7 days a week most weeks to ensure his children have everything they want and need!
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Rob is an amazing dad! Working 7 days a week most weeks to ensure his children have everything they want and need!
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Rob is an amazing dad! Working 7 days a week most weeks to ensure his children have everything they want and need!
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We have the best daddy in the world!!

We have the best daddy in the world!!
Bethany Bradshaw
We have the best daddy in the world!!
Bethany Bradshaw
We have the best daddy in the world!!
Bethany Bradshaw
We have the best daddy in the world!!
Bethany Bradshaw

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever. Thanks for always being there for me when I’ve needed you. You're one in a million and I couldn’t ask for a better dad. Raised me up like a parent should and you have always put me first. Love you so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx have an amazing day!

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever. Thanks for always being there for me when I’ve needed you. You're one in a million and I couldn’t ask for a better dad. Raised me up like a parent should and you have always put me first. Love you so much. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx have an amazing day!
Collette Wadsworth

Carl Rothwell We have the best daddy! He works hard to buy us lots of toys and take us on holidays. He lets us climb all over him and always reads us bedtime stories. He looks after mummy because she's having a baby! We want a baby brother! He gives us cuddles and kisses and always tells us he loves us. Happy Daddy's Day, we love you millions. Penelope, Prudence & Bump x x x

Carl Rothwell 
We have the best daddy! He works hard to buy us lots of toys and take us on holidays.
He lets us climb all over him and always reads us bedtime stories.
He looks after mummy because she's having a baby! We want a baby brother! 
He gives us cuddles and kisses and always tells us he loves us.
Happy Daddy's Day, we love you millions.
Penelope, Prudence & Bump x x x
Jessica Rothwell
Carl Rothwell 
We have the best daddy! He works hard to buy us lots of toys and take us on holidays.
He lets us climb all over him and always reads us bedtime stories.
He looks after mummy because she's having a baby! We want a baby brother! 
He gives us cuddles and kisses and always tells us he loves us.
Happy Daddy's Day, we love you millions.
Penelope, Prudence & Bump x x x
Jessica Rothwell
Carl Rothwell 
We have the best daddy! He works hard to buy us lots of toys and take us on holidays.
He lets us climb all over him and always reads us bedtime stories.
He looks after mummy because she's having a baby! We want a baby brother! 
He gives us cuddles and kisses and always tells us he loves us.
Happy Daddy's Day, we love you millions.
Penelope, Prudence & Bump x x x
Jessica Rothwell
Carl Rothwell 
We have the best daddy! He works hard to buy us lots of toys and take us on holidays.
He lets us climb all over him and always reads us bedtime stories.
He looks after mummy because she's having a baby! We want a baby brother! 
He gives us cuddles and kisses and always tells us he loves us.
Happy Daddy's Day, we love you millions.
Penelope, Prudence & Bump x x x
Jessica Rothwell

This is john barnes with his beautiful children Hollie-Mae Barnes, Connor Barnes, Ava Barnes and Ellie Higson. A great father and stepfather

This is john barnes with his beautiful children Hollie-Mae Barnes, Connor Barnes, Ava Barnes and Ellie Higson. A great father and stepfather
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This is john barnes with his beautiful children Hollie-Mae Barnes, Connor Barnes, Ava Barnes and Ellie Higson. A great father and stepfather
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This is john barnes with his beautiful children Hollie-Mae Barnes, Connor Barnes, Ava Barnes and Ellie Higson. A great father and stepfather
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This is john barnes with his beautiful children Hollie-Mae Barnes, Connor Barnes, Ava Barnes and Ellie Higson. A great father and stepfather
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My daddy’s name is Michael Jones and he’s the best daddy in the whole wide world. He lets me use him as a climbing frame, he is always more wetter than me after my bath and he’s rubbish at hide & seek but I love him lots. Love from Junior

My daddy’s name is Michael Jones and he’s the best daddy in the whole wide world. He lets me use him as a climbing frame, he is always more wetter than me after my bath and he’s rubbish at hide & seek but I love him lots. Love from Junior
Junior Jones
My daddy’s name is Michael Jones and he’s the best daddy in the whole wide world. He lets me use him as a climbing frame, he is always more wetter than me after my bath and he’s rubbish at hide & seek but I love him lots. Love from Junior
Junior Jones
My daddy’s name is Michael Jones and he’s the best daddy in the whole wide world. He lets me use him as a climbing frame, he is always more wetter than me after my bath and he’s rubbish at hide & seek but I love him lots. Love from Junior
Junior Jones

Happy Father’s Day daddy hope you have an amazing day love Ava your princess xxxxxx

Happy Father’s Day daddy hope you have an amazing day love Ava your princess xxxxxx
Leanne Deluce

Thank you dad for being my best friend for the last 35 years. It's not always been easy but I hope I'll make you proud one day

Thank you dad for being my best friend for the last 35 years. It's not always been easy but I hope I'll make you proud one day
Baz Stewart

Morning cuddles with our daddy are the best 💜

Morning cuddles with our daddy are the best 💜
Cora Holland

Happy Father’s Day Gaz Cunniff ! Thanks for everything you do for us we may not always appreciate it but we love you lots lots ! Thank you for always playing football with me daddy love from Bradley and thank you for being our personal bank account love from Nicole and Abbie xxxx

Happy Father’s Day Gaz Cunniff ! Thanks for everything you do for us we may not always appreciate it but we love you lots lots ! Thank you for always playing football with me daddy love from Bradley and thank you for being our personal bank account love from Nicole and Abbie xxxx
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This is our dad Christian Whittle. He is the most amazing, caring, hard working person you will ever know and we are proud to call him our dad. Happy Father's Day love from your crazy bunch elise, Harvey, sienna, Dakota Baby bump xxxxx

This is our dad Christian Whittle.
He is the most amazing, caring, hard working person you will ever know and we are proud to call him our dad. Happy Father's Day love from your crazy bunch elise, Harvey, sienna, Dakota
        Baby bump xxxxx
Amy Whittle

You've been the best daddy to Alfie these last two years since we've been together. DNA does not define a father, but time and love does. Now you get to have your 1st fathers day with your daughter as well. You are the best daddy to Alfie and Aurora and we all love you so much xxxx

You've been the best daddy to Alfie these last two years since we've been together. DNA does not define a father, but time and love does. Now you get to have your 1st fathers day with your daughter as well. 
You are the best daddy to Alfie and Aurora and we all love you so much xxxx
Charley Battersby

My son ..ashley whittle. 1st fathers day ..his beautiful son Leo is 3weeks old.. Two peas in a pod .xx

My son ..ashley whittle.
1st fathers day ..his beautiful son Leo is 3weeks old..
Two peas in a pod .xx
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My son ..ashley whittle.
1st fathers day ..his beautiful son Leo is 3weeks old..
Two peas in a pod .xx
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY To the rest of the world you're a Dad, But to us you're our World.. We love you lots like Jelly Tots All our love Always And Forever From your little monkeys Kayden, Riley And DarcyRose X X X X X X

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY

To the rest of the world you're a Dad,
But to us you're our World..
We love you lots like Jelly Tots 

All our love Always And Forever From your little monkeys Kayden, Riley And DarcyRose X X X X X X
Charlotte Thompson