Bolton began life back in 1874 as a church side - the Christ Church Sunday School - but broke away three years later when the vicar started to get antsy about them using church premises. And when the Football League was formed in 1888 they were one of the founder members. Bolton's history has not always been a successful one - with relegation to Division Four in 1987 counting as the low point in a poor spell that only ended about ten years ago. But they are finally finding their feet again and this will be their third consecutive season in the Premiership. Fast Fact:Bolton's all time leading goalscorer is Nat Lofthouse who scored 285 goals in 503 games.
The University of Bolton welcomes students from all over the world and has a well established and thriving community of 525 international students from 60 countries. If you are thinking of studying here you can be sure of a warm welcome and a first class education. If you are looking for support, advice and information, the university's Centre for International Relations| is available before you join the university, during your studies and after you graduate.
A visit to Bolton Old Links provides a memorable experience - Eighteen uniquely challenging holes, superb conditioning, panoramic views, a traditional clubhouse, real ale and high quality catering. This superb test of moorland golf was opened in its present form in 1924 and owes much of its layout and design to the famous architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, who was responsible for Augusta National amongst other famous courses. Bolton Old Links Golf Club welcomes visitors both informally to play a round with a friend, or as part of a more organised group.
Bolton is prosperous and vibrant town built upon the cotton trade and centred around the striking Old Town Hall. The Pennine hills provide a wonderful backdrop to the bustling town, home to a wide range of fine green spaces, from the Victorian ornamental beauty of Queen’s Park and the understated prettiness of Barrow Bridge to the wildlife haven of Moses Gate. Yet while there’s an abundance of greenery to be found here, Bolton is also a bustling urban centre with all the trimmings. The town centre is always resonating to the sounds of street performers and buskers as people wander in and out of the many cafés and shopping arcades.