Friday 29 April 2022

Film of Bolton Town Centre circa 1927

'A Day In The Life Of Bolton' was the first of a proposed Lancashire Town Series of films made by First National Pathé, detailing scenes of daily life in Bolton. Featuring footage of primarily female workers arriving for work at a large cotton mill, children at the Oxford Grove School, the police force directing traffic and firemen at work. Male workers are seen leaving the iron and steel works and there are views of the town's busy streets and the Town Hall. A society wedding, the Annual Police Sports day and junior boxing bring the film to an end. Sponsored by Lewis's of Manchester department store.

A Day In The Life Of Bolton c1927
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This film is preserved at the North West Film Archive, Manchester Metropolitan University