Overview of the Club's History

Overview 1886-1900  1900-1914   1914-1965  1966-1982  1983-1999 2000 to Date

redflagIn this section of the site we look at the history of the club from the earliest days of the Social Democratic Foundation, when Tom France had an idea, right through to 2006.

Click on a period above to read about it.

The minutes of club are available for the public to view at the Local Archive section in Bolton Library.

However, the minutes don't tell the whole story and the history shown here, whilst based around the minutes, also relies on testimony from the members of the club.

In fact, the history is still a work in progress especially as several older members have been contacted and asked to contribute their memories of significant events that involved members of the club in some way.

If you want to contribute a piece or two please contact us via the Contact page.

After 2006, the News section and archive contain details of the club's activities though significant items will be recorded in fuller detail in this section.



The the first version of this website was first compiled, designed and published by Simon French in September 2009 and a second version of the site was compiled, designed and hosted by Paul Blackburn in April 2014.

The current version of the site is built using open source software:

The Content Management System (CMS) i.e. the software structure used to build the site is 'Joomla!'

The Editor is 'JCE'.