From the Evening News, October 14, 1992 - MORE than 20 per cent of Burnden Park regular supporters are ready to support a boycott of Bolton Wanderers' home games, according to a fans' survey.

Organisers petitioned supporters at Saturday's home game against Hartlepool, which Wanderers lost 2-1 to drop into the bottom seven in the Second Division.

They say they collected the names of more than 1,000 of the hard core, who are prepared to stay away in a protest directed at the Burnden directors. "We want rid of this board," said one fan. "They have been there too long and are lacking in ambition."


From the Evening News,

October 15, 1977

BOLTON is to fight for Government cash to help tackle the town's serious unemployment and housing problems. Figures taken from a number of official reports show that Bolton faces bigger problems of unemployment, sub-standard housing and other factors than areas of Greater Manchester which have already been selected for Government aid.

TRIBUTES were flowing in from all over the world today following the death of crooner Bing Crosby while playing golf in Spain yesterday.


From the Evening News,

October 15, 1952

A YOUNG archaeologist has been rambling in the Affetside district and asks for the route that links Manchester with Ribchester, taking in Watling-st.

J.C. Scholes's History of Bolton (1892), he says that the second Roman road from Manchester stretches to Wenborough in Yorkshire, via Ribchester. From Manchester it proceeds through Strangeways to the site of the old Toll gate at Kersal Moor and straight on to Prestwich adjacent to Pilkington Old Hall near Radcliffe. At Goats Gate it descends the steep banks of the Irwell and passes through Cockey Moor, near the eastern limit of Breightmet.

It advances through Bradshaw to Offyside (Affetside) which forms the boundary between the manor of Tottington and Edgworth, thence to the Bull's Head Inn Quarlton, and so on to Ribchester.


From the Evening News,

October 15, 1902

IT was discovered towards noon on Sunday that a portion of the bank of the canal at Darcy Lever had given way, and fears were entertained that great damage would be done. A leakage had occurred at a spot near the Burnden Bleach Works, and the earthen part of the bank collapsed for a distance of about ten yards. Fortunately the stonework remained intact, and thus averted disaster. Sluices were placed in the section of the canal affected, and the water was run off in preparation for the repair of the embankment which is now being carried out.

It was rumoured in the neighbourhood that there had been a great burst, with the result that a considerable number of people assembled, but the police kept them at a respectable distance.