5 May 17 I fancied a train ride so I jumped on one to Bolton, as you do. Sunny.
Before heading for the town centre I stopped off at the Meccano Bridge.
It's a while since I've been here and another bench has
been installed since my last visit.
One of the locals guarding its brood.
The Commerce House Theatre building.
A Corliss Engine, made in Bolton by Hick Hargreaves
and Co in 1866, on display in the town centre.
Statue of Fred Dibnah MBE, steeplejack and
television personality, by Jane Robbins.
Why must they put them facing away from the sun?
The former Beales department store building,
originally Whitakers, built 1829.
Post box painted gold to commemorate the 2012
Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Jason Kenny.
The imposing Post Office and Telephone Exchange
building (Charles Wilkinson 1916).
The magnificent Town Hall.
The Town Hall clock tower.
The Town Hall from Victoria Square.
The Old Three Crowns pub, Deansgate.
Ye Olde Man & Scythe pub. The oldest pub in Bolton
and one of the ten oldest in the UK.
St. Peter's Church, commonly known as Bolton Parish Church.
The grave of Samuel Crompton, inventor of the Spinning Mule.
The former home of the late Fred Dibnah,
now the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre.
After arriving back at Victoria station I was gasping for a pint but didn't
want to pay city-centre prices so I jumped on another passing train, as you
do, and headed off to Stalybridge for a pint or two at the famous Victorian
buffet bar. There's enough time for a couple of leisurely pints before
the next train back to Ashton-under-Lyne and the tram home.