10 years ago from the Evening News March 1, 1995: A historic Bolton street is to be restored in a bid to boost the town centre as a tourist attraction.

Council chiefs have put forward an action plan to bring 18th century Wood Street, off Bradshawgate, back to its former glory.

It includes the birthplace of Lord Leverhulme and it features on the Bolton and District Civic Trust's town trail.

BOLTON-based national charity Vision Aid is hoping to make friends all over town.

The chairity is inviting anyone who wants to supports its work with blind or partially-sighted children to join the new "Friends of Vision Aid" scheme.

The group has grown from being a parents' support group meeting in a house in Heaton to a national organisation supporting more than 10,000 families.

25 years ago from the Evening News March 1, 1980

STAN Anderson, who has been caretaker manager since Ian Greaves was sacked a month ago, was revealed yesterday as Bolton Wanderers' new manager.

The Bolton board has also appointed Bolton and Manchester United full-back Tony Dunne as Chief Coach.

IN a savage attack on the Government's handling of the steel strike, Bury and Radcliffe MP Frank White has warned that Mrs Thatcher could be heading for a "potentially explosive confrontation with the trade unions."

He accused the Government of widening the gap that exists in British society between the "haves and the have nots".

50 years ago from the Evening News March 1, 1955

HOUSEWIVES gave an enthusiastic welcome to the new milk loaf which appeared in Bolton shops yesterday.

Local manufacturers sold all they could make and expect the new loaf to build up its popularity in the next few weeks.

The new loaf is the same as national bread with six per cent dried milk powder added, giving it a high nutritive value.

OPENING the defence debate in the House of Commons this afternoon, Sir Winston Churchill said that although the Soviet stock-pile of atomic bombs might be greater than Britain's, British discoveries might well place us above them in fundamental science.

100 years ago From the Evening News March 1, 1905

EXTRAORDINARY evidence was given today at Northwich in a case against John Brown, Bolton, a tramping gardener, charged with smashing the Eagle and Child hotel windows and being drunk and disorderly.

Prisoner was refused beer and flung a bottle furiously at the landlady, just missing her head and breaking the shelf. He battered the windows with a breakfast can and madly ran amuck.

Prisoner denied all knowledge and was sentenced to a month's hard labour.

WITH the object of raising funds towards the building of a new church, a sale of work was opened this afternoon in the schoolroom of the Presbyterian Church of England, Mornington Road, Bolton.