leahg i loved our walk
ruthchadbond Thank you for your lovely comment, Mia. I'm really glad that you enjoyed our walk so much! It's very interesting finding out about History, isn't it?
Mia Thank you for the lovely picture and I enjoyed every part of the journey and the sites and the building and I am so disappointed that I didn't see the Wilkinson hospital building from the old times
ruthchadbond We saw John Holden's Mill. It was the last cotton mill to be built in Bolton and the only one that used electricity to power the machines. It's now posh apartments!
ruthchadbond Next, we saw the Toll House, where the toll (money) collector lived. More than 100 years ago,he collected money from people who were travelling from Bolton to Blackburn.
ruthchadbond Here's the Brierfield, which was once a house belonging to Doctor Faux, then a pub, and is now waiting to become something else!
ruthchadbond Here's the boundary stone at the bottom of Bar Lane where there was a bar to stop travellers to make them pay the toll.
ruthchadbond This was where Arthur Rostron lived. He was the captain of the ship 'Carpathia' that rescued survivors of the Titanic disaster.
ruthchadbond We carried on down Blackburn Road...
ruthchadbond ...On the other side is Peel House that is now a Funeral Directors, but used to be Astley Bridge Police Station.
ruthchadbond There are lots of different businesses in Astley Bridge.
ruthchadbond We hope this pub will soon look attractive again!
ruthchadbond We walked past Asda. There used to be another big cotton Mill here.
ruthchadbond Here's the old library, which was built in 1909.
ruthchadbond We saw the people bowling!
ruthchadbond We had a brilliant time on the park.
ruthchadbond We all played together at first.
ruthchadbond Then we split into House Groups and played in the 2 parts!
ruthchadbond Great swinging, everyone!
ruthchadbond Balance carefully!
ruthchadbond I think I'd rather be having a rest in a pram, too!
ruthchadbond King of the Castle!
ruthchadbond This made us really, really dizzy!
ruthchadbond After a good, long play, we walked all the way back up Belmont Road.
ruthchadbond Here, we looked at where the gateposts of High Lawn House used to be. The house would have been in the trees.
ruthchadbond Whose house is this? It used to be called Braxmere and was an Orphanage.
ruthchadbond At last, we got back to school!
ruthchadbond We set off from school on a very hot afternoon!
ruthchadbond Firstly, we walked down Holden Avenue.
ruthchadbond We cut through Sweetloves Lane and Stonyhurst Road down to Blackburn Road.