A BRADSHAW man has got in touch with Looking Back to share some memories of Westhoughton and Bolton throughout the years.

John Preston has managed to find out more information about his dad Moses Preston and his cricket career.

He said: “We have unearthed a remarkable programme from 1933 of a Grand Bazaar in the Derby Hall, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday November 8th, 9th, and 11th 1933 organised by Bolton Cricket Club.

“My dad who would be 18 years old was in the second eleven.

“The cricket club had a 1st, 2nd and a 3rd XI; all teams were photographed and the players named in the programme along with other cricketing statistics’ maybe other readers would be interested in seeing their relatives.

“Most if not all would be Bolton-born. I have also noted with pleasure my dad did well in the statistics in both bowling and batting.

“Along with cricketing information there is a wealth of information in the programme of 80 pages.

“The club president ‘The Rt Hon. Viscount Leverhulme’had written the forward in it and there are a few local adverts.

“I will make it available if any museum or library are interested it.

“My sister told me I was in my pram when my father played at Edgworth for the visiting team from Great Lever with family friends, known to us as Auntie Margaret and Uncle Jim with their son Brian Doran.

“She told me that she ran on to the cricket field to her dad, and was told off.”

Mr Preston also sent in two photos of the Bank Top Cooling Tower.

He said: “The two views on the enclosed were taken 24 hours apart.

“It is now a very much changed area and the area is now unrecognizable off Union Road and Tippings Road.

“The location I took the photos is now houses.”

n Do you have any old photographs of Bolton and surrounding areas that might stir up some memories for our readers? Then you should get in touch and send us an email with them and some information to robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk