Overview of the Club's History

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

In September 1896, members of the Bolton Socialist Club helped to organise a massive 10,000 strong trespass march over Winter Hill in protest against the closure of the path across what Colonel Ainsworth claimed as his Grouse-moor.

Five thousand song sheets were printed, containing a song by Bolton socialist poet, Allen Clarke, titled "Will you come o Sunday mornin'?"

A hundred years later the club would celebrate this historic event.