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Bolton Reflections

Series: Reflections

Publication Date15th November 2024

Book FormatPaperback





A fascinating collection of merged historic and modern images that reflect the changes in Bolton through the decades.
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Bolton has long been an important town in Lancashire. It was a centre for wool and cotton weaving in the Middle Ages and during the Industrial Revolution became a leading textile producer worldwide. The town grew rapidly in the 19th and early 20th centuries and its population experienced both prosperity and privation, but the era left a legacy of grand civic buildings and cotton mills. As the cotton industry has declined in the 20th century, with the last mills closing in the 1980s, modern Bolton has changed. Today’s town is greener, with much of its traditional industries replaced by service industries, and redeveloped shopping centres and new retail parks.

Bolton Reflections features an exciting collection of historic and modern pictures that are individually merged to reveal how the area has changed over the decades. Each of the 180 pictures in this book combines a recent colour view of Bolton with the matching sepia archive scene. Through the split-image effect, readers can see how streets, buildings and everyday life have transformed with the passing of time. Local author Ray Jefferson presents this fascinating visual chronicle that ingeniously reflects past and present glimpses of Bolton.

This book will be of interest to residents, visitors, local historians and all those with links to the area.

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