FROM Victorian policemen to aliens, Bolton’s annual summer festival saw it all during the late Seventies and early Eighties.

It was one of the town’s most popular events with thousands pouring into the town centre to enjoy it.

The Victorian-themed street market proved to be a particularly popular affair with a variety of stalls supported by local charities and organisations.

The parade saw scores of lorries in convoy as pubs, sports clubs, businesses and local organisations all tried to out-do each other for the best float.

The festival sowed the seeds for later successes such as the Food Festival which have put Bolton on the national map.

Sadly many public events have had to be curtailed this year but this delve into the archive will hopefully bring a little summer cheer to all those who were involved in past events.