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From: Valerie lirakis <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-LAN-BOLTON] 1914 Volunteers at Bark Street
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:26:52 +0100
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Hi Jonathan,

I've searched the Kelly's Directory for 1905 and 1924, and the only
building that appears likely to have been used in Bark Street was the
Bolton Lads' Club - not sure if this building still exists, but I
would doubt it, as there has been a lot of redevelopment in that area
in recent years.

I'm sure Bolton Archives would be able to help - there would very
likely be other newspapers (i.e. Bolton Evening News) that would
carry details of recruitment.


2009/4/7 Jonathan Ball <>:
> Hi everyone.
> Whilst researching the Great War Service of several of my relatives I found in a September 1914 edition of the Bolton Journal an article which mentioned how the volunteers enlisted at Bark Street in the town centre. Walking along Bark Street on Sunday I realised how little of the buildings that may have been around at the time, if any, remain. Does anyone have pictures of or know where the men would have enlisted?
> Thanks and best wishes
> Jonathan.


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