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  1. MK83

    Report - Montcliffe Colliery - Winter Hill, Horwich, Bolton - September 2021

    This is going to be quite a short report on the remains we found of Montcliffe Colliery. Winter Hill near Bolton is famous locally for the huge T.V. mast at the top and is popular with walkers but it has been extensively mined and Quarried in the past. There were multiple collieries around the...
  2. MK83

    Report - Tarmac building materials - Little Lever, Bolton - July 2021

    History - Not really much history on this place. It was a factory that manufactured concrete construction goods. It looks like it was opened around 1948 and closed in 2019. Explore - We noticed an article about houses being built on the site of this place so we went for a quick look while in...
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    History Local records show that Charles Turner & Co was started up in 1834 by John Livesey. Livesey was a papermaker who had previously been in partnership with John Magnall. Who in his early years was involved with the manufacture of textiles, later becoming manager at a Waterworks. The...
  4. MK83

    Report - Springside Paper Mill, Belmont, Bolton - December 2020

    History - Original built in the early 1800's as a dye works it was converted into a paper mill by Charles Turner & Co in the mid 19th century. It was sold to Canadian company Kruger after 150 years of operation to be used as a tissue factory. It eventually closed in 2007 after almost 200 years...
  5. MK83

    Report - Egerton House Hotel, Bolton - October 2020

    This has been done a few times but we where in the area and had some time. History - Egerton House Hotel dates from around 1860. Before becoming a hotel the building was owned by a local businessman who had made his fortune in the mills. In 1979 its owners extended the hotel’s restaurant. A...
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    Question - Belmont Bleaching works

    Has anyone been to Belmont bleach works ? We went twice and we're not sure if the camera system is automated as it only spoke to us after like 5 minutes of being detectes
  7. Clarky1503

    Report - Crofters Arms Hotel, Bolton - May 2018

    Smudges A.K.A The Crofters Arms Hotel or Mcgees was also used as various restaurants over the years and has been a staple part of Bolton's drinking culture since the 1800's. A truly stunning time capsule rotting away in the very heart of the town. Featuring numerous artifacts and some stunning...
  8. Clarky1503

    Video - Churchills Derelict Grade Two Listed Pub - Bolton Lancashire - Feb 2018

    Churchills Pub Bolton Lancashire - Feb 2018 - Video report This week on Bygone Pubs we take a look into the derelict Grade two listed Churchills pub in Bolton Lancashire Formerly The Rose Hill Tavern. Many a Bolton fan will remember a match day at Burnden Park then off to Churchills for a good...