The Way We Were DVD - Bolton
We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.
This DVD presents a fascinating look back at life in bygone Bolton. It recalls many of the important changes that have taken place in the town's recent past, including, the coming of the railway; the opening of the electric tramway; and the impact of the motor-car age. It also looks into the origins of some of the town's old traditions, such as Wakes Week and the Whitsuntide Walks, and recalls Saturday afternoons at Burnden Park watching the Wanderers. On the darker side of life in old Bolton the DVD remembers the Pretoria Pit and the Burnden Park disasters; the conditions in the town's Victorian slums; the sad tale of Samuel Crompton and his lasting legacy; and relives the town's experiences in the first and second world wars.