Named as the River Croal passes beneath, as it does most of Bolton. The river
has not recently been visible from Bridge Street, but since the demolition of
a supermarket, it now can be seen from the top of the
Market Place car park. This has now been replaced with a retain and
The Market Hall is on the left and in front, Bridge Street carries on along
the right of the picture. Spot the spelling mistake in the picture, but you'll
have to download the JPEG!
You may go inside the Market Hall and Market Place
Note the red post box. This is the oldest post box in Bolton, sited here in
May 1990 marking 150 years of the British Post Office. It was originally
sited in Waterloo Street. Just behind this postbox is a small rockery. On
the wall either side of the entrance are several plaques detailing the
building and rebuilding history. Over the top of the door is the old coat
of arms of Bolton, you should just be able to make out an elephant over the
crest if you download and enlarge the JPEG.
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Bridge Street view north from west side March 2000
A view of the new building complex on the site of the old Co-op. This
direction takes you onto Higher Bridge St.
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Bridge Street from Market Place Summer 2000
This view is at the opposing end from the above picture.
This cobbled street runs in front of the Market Hall and leads to
Go into X-Records
One of the few remaining shops which has a large selection of vinyl. This shop
had humble beginnings on Manchester Road, now there are three shops each with
Go south to Deansgate
The junction on the left leads to Bark Street East and The Crystal Gate. In the distance on the right is the
junction with Deansgate.
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Bridge Street view south April 2000
This view shows Bow Street on the left.
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Bow Street view to Bank Moor May 2000
Bow Street leads to Bank Moor.
Go into Bark Street East to the Crystal Gate
About halfway down on the left of this street is a narrow stone staircase,
leading to this unusual shop.
Go onto Higher Bridge Street.
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