THERE was a time when wires string across the road and rails set into the streets were a common sight around Bolton.

Taken in 1946, this photograph shows Tonge Moor Road just past the junction with Crompton Way.The cables and tracks were for the trams which at this point were becoming a rarity around the town.

It would be less than year after this picture was taken that Bolton’s last tram would run along the Tonge Moor route in 1946.

Can you spot the wartime legacy in the photo?

Look at the pavement on the left with its white edging strip. These were painted on to pavements all across the town when the blackout was enforced so that pedestrians and drivers could see where the roads stopped and the pavements began.