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by Hilda Taylor

I was Hilda Lindley, Christened at Holy Trinity, and born in Bolton 1925 near Burnden where I lived until joining WRNS in 1944.

Schooling was at St Bartholomew's then Hilden Street Commercial (now Bolton Tech College, I think). We were unable to transfer there as the new Tech was used for RAF personnel during WW2.

Below are photos are of St Bartholomew's then a small one of Hilden Street school friends.


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Holy Trinity FC - date unknown
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Bolton Corporation Tram crew - date unknown

This is the funeral of my grandmother - about 1931, showing cortege leaving her home 286 Manchester Road (opposite Bolton Wanderer's Ground) and arriving Holy Trinity Church. She didn't like motorcars, hence the horses.


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This is my wedding inside Holy Trinity church. The altar rails were donated by the family of my grandmother. I wrote once to the Canon of Bolton who told me that the rails are now in a church in Bury.

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