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Entrance to Bollton Street Yard   Comments: 13
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30805  
Entrance to Bollton Street Yard
  A young lad at the entrance to Bolton Street Yard 1950's  

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Comments by walt ( North Yorks ), 31st October 2018  
My maternal Grandparents lived in Bolton Street, my mother was born there in 1912. I would often visit them as a young lad back in the 1940/50s, does anyone have a photo of Bolton street ? it would be lovely to see it again. Thanks Ron for posting the photo.

Comments by tom, 1st November 2018  
I was born in Bolton st Scholes 1942 don't recall this yard from the photoi

Comments by Paul barton, 1st November 2018  Burt1959@sky.vom 
I was born in Baron street next to Bolton street in 1959 I lived there until 1970. I remember Bolton street well.

Comments by Veronica, 1st November 2018  
It would be nice if that lad recognises himself. Dressed for the day in his gaberdine mac and wellies! Who knows what he would be up to ... Off to the plantations or over the fields - the 'world's ' his oyster. Looks like he's wearing some kind of shoulder bag - he means business.

Comments by Philip G., 1st November 2018  
I think you've nailed it, Veronica: The lad appears to be starting out on his planned route ('probably with a 'Catty' stuffed in his coat pocket').

Comments by Veronica, 1st November 2018  
They truly were happy days with no restrictions! I feel sorry for the young kids of today - they won't have the memories that we have that's for sure. It's just not safe for them these days.

Comments by Maureen, 1st November 2018  
We children had lovely carefree days,and the sun always seemed to shine,I could wallow in my memories...I too feel sorry for today's youngsters..they just haven't the freedom that we had.

Comments by Mick, 5th November 2018  
Further to Tom's comment above, I think this is actually Bolton's Yard which used to be off Hallgate.
According to Borough street indexes and Yearbooks, the entrance to the yard was down the side of number 51 Hallgate.

Comments by tom, 6th November 2018  
Mick I am sure your right.wonder if some of the girls from wallgate know.

Comments by Betty, 6th November 2018  
I showed this photo to my aunty last night who lived in Bolton st up Scholes before war when she was a kiddy.
She says this wasn't takenin Bolton St Scholes,and only Street off Bolton street was Hen st which was a little culdesac off top end of Bolton St.

Comments by Tony M, 6th November 2018  
51 Hallgate would have been on 'big' Hallgate just below where Harry Wallworks barbers is now.

Comments by tom, 6th November 2018  
Betty starting from the top was Scholes then hen st then Northumberland st at the bottom end was Platt lane plenty entries also for the binmen

Comments by karen, 25th November 2018  lunerblueeyes@yahoo.com 
I was born in bolton st and my dad was born round the corner in hen st...remember the yard like it was yesterday and the row of outside toilets....Also remember the pet shop at top of yard.

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