Travellers camp in Leverhulme Park before leaving Bolton

Travellers camp in Leverhulme Park before leaving Bolton

Travellers camp in Leverhulme Park before leaving Bolton

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

TRAVELLERS who have been spotted at various locations in Bolton this week briefly moved to Leverhulme Park — before promptly leaving the borough.

A group of caravans and other vehicles were first spotted in Moss Bank Park on Tuesday where they were given notice by both the council and the police to leave the area.

On Friday the group appeared in the car park of the former Homebase store in Manchester Road and Bolton Council, aware that they were on public land, said they would again be speaking to the group.

On Saturday morning it was reported that the convoy had set up camp in Bolton’s famous Leverhulme Park.

As The Bolton News arrived on the scene it appeared that torrential rain had forced the travellers to end their stay in the park early — possibly through fears of getting stuck in the mud.

Members of the group were forced to push the caravans back towards the road and the group of vehicles set off once again.

They travelled away from Bolton, through Radcliffe and into Bury before heading along Rochdale Old Road towards Rochdale.

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6:47pm Sat 24 May 14

allan111111 says...

Bet they aint left empty handed
Bet they aint left empty handed allan111111
  • Score: 18

8:34pm Sat 24 May 14

miroku says...

allan111111 wrote:
Bet they aint left empty handed
They must have considering the amount of cr@p they always leave behind.
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: Bet they aint left empty handed[/p][/quote]They must have considering the amount of cr@p they always leave behind. miroku
  • Score: 12

1:05pm Sun 25 May 14

boltonnut says...

They are upgrading, they're moving to Moss Bank Park.
They are upgrading, they're moving to Moss Bank Park. boltonnut
  • Score: 2

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