I love Bolton because...
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I love Bolton because I can walk on the moors with my husband and my dog.

Sharon Bleackley

Bolton has an industrial heritage that we can all be proud of. In years gone by Bolton led the world in textiles and engineering. Despite the harsh reality of hardship and austerity at times, people always fought to try and make a better future for themselves, their families and communities. We can learn a lot from our history.

Martin Challender

Left Bolton in 1973 to travel the world! Now live in London, still visit "home" annually. I see great changes being made!

Ken Barker

I love Bolton because of the excellent events hosted in Bolton for all ages throughout the year!


Despite its problems, which many northern towns have, due to government funding cuts, Bolton is still a nice place to live.


We can come together when needed to help each other #communityspirit #communityspiritatitsbest

Catherine Skelton

I love Bolton because of the beautiful countryside on our doorstep!


I love Bolton because great parks, lovely countryside on everyone's doorstep all free for all ages, Bolton has the best people who will speak to you in the street and grip when needed.

Mavis Hunter

I love Bolton because of the amazing diversity that gave us our very own homegrown poet Ibrahim Ali Ismail, whose work showcases our lives and our community.

Sham Akhtar

I love Bolton because it is the place of my birth. I have had many lovely conversations with complete strangers because that's the kind of friendly people you come across everywhere you go. Natural beauty is on our doorstep.


It welcomed me when I came to work here, it’s a great diverse opinionated, caring community that has a fabulous identity, and really embraces outsiders as part of the big Bolton family!

Bernie Brown

It is the place where I was born and where my friends and most of my family live. When I leave my house, in 5 minutes I am in the countryside and can take my dog for long walks where we often see foxes, rabbits, deer and other wild animals and birds. I would not want to live anywhere else.

Karen Farnworth

I love Bolton because it's the hometown of my all time favourite poet, Ibrahim Ali Ismail!

Lisa Dolan

We are so very lucky to have such beautiful countryside right on our doorstep with amazing views and lots of wildlife to spot. We also have some lovely country parks if you don't want to be quite so wild.

Maggie Savidge

All roads in my life have led me back here. Bolton is who and what I work for. I have made some amazing friends thanks to Bolton. People are friendly and kind and helpful. We have beautiful buildings, and even more beautiful green spaces. Our accent is brilliant! :)

Lee Houghton

Two reasons - 1. I met some lovely people when I worked in Bolton who are still dear friends ten years after I retired. 2. The Olympus Fish and Chip Restaurant is in Bolton. Bring the two together as I often do and and a great time is guaranteed.

Alan Blairs

I love Bolton because it has produced one of the greatest poets of my generation. Thank you Bolton for Ibrahim Ali Ismail.

Alex Rattenbury

University of Bolton and Bolton college, supported me as a carer, by giving me confidence, and empowerment towards achieving my degree in Complementary Health studies as well as a qualification in Teaching.

Abeda Hanslod

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