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Further additions were made adding part of Rumworth in and part of Halliwell in A brief upturn after the Second World War was not sustained, and the industry had virtually vanished by the end of the 20th century. At the same time major boundary changes also took place to Bolton West, which took over most of the former Westhoughton constituency.
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The attack became known as the Bolton Massacre in which 1, died, were taken prisoner and the town plundered. InLeverhulme presented Bolton Council with an ambitious plan to rebuild the town centre based on Mawson's designs funded partly by himself.
The railway initially connected Bolton to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Leighan important link with the port of Liverpool for the import of raw cotton from America, but was extended in to link up with the Manchester to Liverpool Line.
Lever restored the dilapidated building and presented it to the town inhaving turned it into a museum furnished with household goods typical of domestic family life in the 16th and 17th centuries.
During the night of 26 SeptemberBolton was the target for an aerial offensive. The Bolton constituency was represented by two Members of Parliament.
Further attacks followed on other parts of the town, including three incendaries dropped close to the Town Hall. The Bolton and Leigh Railwaythe oldest in Lancashire, opened to goods traffic in and Great Moor Street station opened to passengers in As of there are forty Labour councillors, sixteen Conservatives and three Liberal Democratswith one seat remaining vacant.
Evidence of a Saxon settlement exists in the form of religious objects found when the Victorian parish church was built. Bolton lies on relatively flat land on both sides of the clough or steep-banked valley through which the River Croal flows in a southeasterly direction towards the River Irwell.
Townleys Hospital was built on the site which is now Royal Bolton Hospital. Self-acting mules were used in Bolton mills until the s producing fine yarn.
Bolton and the surrounding villages had more than thirty bleachworks including the Lever Bank Bleach Works in the Irwell Valley.
Mawson published "Bolton — a Bolton evening news dating in Town Planning and Civic Art" and gave lectures entitled "Bolton Housing and Town Planning Society" which formed the basis of an illustrated book "Bolton — as it is and as it might be".
It continued using existing poorhouses at Fletcher Street and Turton but in started to build a new workhouse at Fishpool Farm in Farnworth.
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L21, a Zeppelin commanded by Oberleutnant Kurt Frankenburg of the Imperial German Navydropped twenty-one bombs on the town, five of them on the working class area of Kirk Street, killing thirteen residents and destroying six houses.
InLever consulted Thomas Mawsonlandscape architect and lecturer in Landscape Design at the University of Liverpool, regarding town planning in Bolton.
About 9, men were employed in the industry, half of them working for Dobson and Barlow in Kay Street. The mayor accompanied soldiers called to rescue special constables at Little Bolton Town Hall, which was besieged by a mob, and the incident ended without bloodshed.
It is claimed that Agricola built a fort at Blackrod by clearing land above the forest. History Toponymy Bolton is a common Northern English name derived from the Old English bothl-tun, meaning a settlement with a dwelling.