A report on Metropolitan Borough of Bolton

Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, England, named after its largest town, Bolton, but covering a far larger area which includes Blackrod, Farnworth, Horwich, Kearsley,

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Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Greater Manchester

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Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.
Greater Manchester lies at the conjunction of the ancient county boundaries of Cheshire, Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre (better known as the G-Mex centre and now rebranded as Manchester Central) was the converted former Manchester Central railway station in Manchester city centre used for hosting the county's cultural events.
Stockport Bus Station in 1988. Greater Manchester Transport (later GM Buses) operated bus services throughout the county, from 1974 to 1993.
GMC County Hall (now known as Westminster House) in Manchester housed the Greater Manchester County Council until its abolition in 1986.
An aerial photograph of Greater Manchester, looking west
The Greater Manchester Urban Area, as defined in 2001, highlighted in red against the boundaries of the Metropolitan County
A view over the borough of Tameside, towards Manchester city centre circa 2008.
Common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), seen here at Light Hazzles Reservoir near Littleborough, was voted the county flower of Greater Manchester in 2002
Andy Burnham has served as the inaugural Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
A bus stop in Denton bearing the logo of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). TfGM is a functional executive body of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and has responsibilities for public transport in Greater Manchester.
The population of Greater Manchester increased from around 328 thousand in 1801, to 2.68M in 2011, peaking in 1971 at 2.7M.
Much of Greater Manchester's housing stock consists of terraced houses constructed as low-cost dwellings for the populations of local factory towns.
Population density map
Oldham, painted during the Industrial Revolution by J. H. Carse. Many towns in Greater Manchester were built around the mills.
The Trafford Centre in Trafford is one of the largest shopping centres in the United Kingdom.
The M60 motorway, seen here at Failsworth, is an orbital motorway in Greater Manchester.
A Metrolink tram in Radcliffe, part of Greater Manchester's light rail network.
First Greater Manchester operate bus services in northern-Greater Manchester.
Old Trafford, home to Manchester United F.C.
Bolton Wanderers F.C. are based at the University of Bolton Stadium, in Horwich
The main entrance of Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The City of Manchester Stadium, the main venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and home to Manchester City F.C.
Eccles cake is a small round flaky pastry cake filled with currants, sugar and spice. It is native to Eccles.
The Imperial War Museum North in Trafford Park was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and is one of the Imperial War Museum's five branches.
The Lowry is a combined theatre and exhibition centre at Salford Quays, and is Greater Manchester's most visited tourist attraction.
The arms of the Greater Manchester County Council, depicted here, became redundant with the abolition of the council in 1986 (though similar arms are used by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service).

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Ye Olde Man & Scythe

Bolton

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Large town in Greater Manchester in North West England, historically and traditionally a part of Lancashire.

Large town in Greater Manchester in North West England, historically and traditionally a part of Lancashire.

Ye Olde Man & Scythe
Swan Lane Mills
The coat of arms of the former Bolton County Borough Council
The 14th-century Smithills Hall is now a museum.
Bolton Parish Church
Bolton Parish Church Interior
Bolton Civic Centre in 1994, Le Mans Crescent

It is surrounded by several neighbouring towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre.

Rivington House, Horwich Works

Horwich

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Rivington House, Horwich Works
Horwich Works 18-inch gauge 0-4-0 locomotive
The coat of arms of Horwich Town Council
Football stadium and Town with Rivington Pike in background
University of Bolton Stadium from Crooked Edge Hill

Horwich is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

The village from Winterhill

Blackrod

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The village from Winterhill
St Katharines Church from Winterhill

Blackrod is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, 3.9 mi northeast of Wigan and 6.6 mi west of Bolton.

Farmer cutting off the cow's head picture in the Waggon and Horses pub

Westhoughton

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Farmer cutting off the cow's head picture in the Waggon and Horses pub
The original Pretoria Pit Memorial in Westhoughton Cemetery
The parish church of St. Bartholomew
Stone from which John Wesley is said to have preached
Snydle water tower
Westhoughton Library, Library Street

Westhoughton is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, 4 mi southwest of Bolton, 5 mi east of Wigan and 13 mi northwest of Manchester.

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds, 1610, a map of Lancashire engraved in around 1627 by John Speed. The map features a street plan of the county town, Lancaster, and side panels containing portraits of kings from the House of Lancaster and the House of York.

Lancashire

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County in North West England.

County in North West England.

The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds, 1610, a map of Lancashire engraved in around 1627 by John Speed. The map features a street plan of the county town, Lancaster, and side panels containing portraits of kings from the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
The historic county palatine boundaries in red and the ceremonial county in green
Topography of Lancashire
Council logo
Lancashire, County Palatine shown within England
County Hall, Preston
Cattle grazing on the salt marshes of the Ribble Estuary near Banks
The M6 near Carnforth
The Red Rose of Lancaster
The Beatles began in Liverpool before the city's county was changed from Lancashire to Merseyside
Lancashire hotpot
Lancashire cheese
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
Bank Hall, Bretherton, a Jacobean mansion house, awaiting restoration. Home to Lancashire's oldest Yew tree and one of the two fallen sequoia in the UK.
Blackpool Tower, completed in 1894
Clitheroe Castle
Rivington Pike, near Horwich, atop the West Pennine Moors, is one of the most popular walking destinations in the county; on a clear day the whole of the county can be viewed from here.
Queen Street Mill, the world's only surviving steam-driven cotton weaving shed, located in Burnley

In Greater Manchester the new metropolitan boroughs were Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham (part), Rochdale, Salford, Tameside (part), Trafford (part) and Wigan.

South Turton

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South Turton is an unparished area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England.

City of Salford

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Metropolitan borough and city in Greater Manchester, England.

Metropolitan borough and city in Greater Manchester, England.

Kersal Cell, built in the 16th century, was a manor house built on the site of a Cluniac priory.
Former Salford Town Hall, Bexley Square
The Barton Swing Aqueduct in the closed position.
The River Irwell marks the border between Salford & Manchester
Salford Civic Centre in Swinton. The meeting place of Salford City Council.
The coat of arms of Salford City Council
Salford tower blocks in 2001. Tower blocks were mostly built between the 1950s and 1970s.
Aerial photo of Salford Cathedral, one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in the City of Salford. Also the home of the Diocese and Bishop of Salford.
St Peters' Church, Swinton and Pendlebury.
Salford Quays
Salford City Football Club stadium, Peninsula Stadium on Moor Lane, Salford. The spire of the cathedral is partly visible.
Established in 1967, the University of Salford is one of four universities in Greater Manchester and has approximately 19,000 students.
Eccles tram stop

The metropolitan boroughs of Wigan, Bolton, and Bury lie to the west, northwest, and north respectively.

Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

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Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England.

Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England.

Map of Wigan Metropolitan Borough's electoral wards.

It is the furthest west part of Greater Manchester, and it is bordered by the Greater Manchester boroughs of City of Salford and Bolton to the east, the Cheshire borough of Warrington to the south, the Merseyside borough of St Helens to the south west, and the Lancashire boroughs of West Lancashire to the west and Chorley to the north.

Bradshaw War Memorial

Bradshaw, Greater Manchester

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Bradshaw War Memorial

Bradshaw is a village of the unparished area of South Turton in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.