In 1880, the Town Hall Square was filled with Boltonians celebrating the centenary of the Nonconformist Sunday Schools in the town.

The importance of Sunday Schools had been educational as well as religious, and most adult Boltonians who could read had learned in these schools.

You may be able to spot Dobson and Barlow's chimney in the background, with the tower of the Gas Office (in Hotel Street) over the shop rooftops.

To view the photo, click HERE and look for "LB rally.jpg".