A lone woman walks through Bolton Interchange, void of its usual bustle of commuters.

Two people stride along Newport Street, two metres apart wearing masks against a backdrop of shuttered shops.

These scenes would have been alien to us several months ago, but during the lockdown the town centre has been transformed into a ghost town.

Now these empty spaces and places have been documented by amateur photographer Julia Uttley, in what she describes as Bolton's 'Locktown' era.

This is reminiscent of the 'Worktown' nickname the town received during the Mass Observation of 1937.

Since moving to Astley Bridge five years ago, Julia has immersed herself in the local area by taking her camera everywhere.

She couldn't resist the opportunity to capture a snapshot of life under lockdown and took these images on the April 25, at the height of lockdown restrictions.

Julia said: "I hadn't ventured into the town centre for ages so I wondered what it would look like now, I wanted to see what was happening in the town itself.

"Bolton Interchange was still being used and people were being quite sensible with social distancing. It actually felt quite positive.

"There's a negative view of lockdown but people were making the best the situation; the market was still in use and building works were happening at the Octagon.

"There's clearly an impetus to get Bolton going again, even in a limited capacity."

Julia, who works full time as an operations director for BT's product supply business, has recently become interested in documentary photography after being inspired by photographer Matin Parr.

She said: "I think it's so important to document what the town is going through at the moment, I came across the photos by Humphrey Spender of Worktown and that's a fantastic record of that time.

"These are snapshots in history, and they show how Bolton is changing."

One striking image shows a group of skeletons grinning from the windows of The Swan in Churchgate, adding an eeriness to the deserted streets.

Julia said: "I'm not sure whether the skeletons in The Swan's window were there before lockdown, but they do give that ghostly presence that the town has at the moment."