IN recent Looking Backs we have had a number of photographs of Bolton town centre which has prompted readers to ask if we have any more pictures of the town in days gone by.

Looking through the archives it’s amazing how many general views there are of street scenes. They were not taken for a particular reason or to illustrate a particular story but merely act as a record of a certain moment in time. And how glad we to have them.

We all have memories of going in to town either at weekends or to catch a bus or to meet friends and for all that Bolton has changed over the years, many things have remained the same.

If you have any pictures of Bolton town centre, we’d love to share them. Email