In the years following the WWI, Wood Street continued as one of the main centre of radical activity in the town echoing the increasing unrest throughout the country.
Literature sales got under way again with papers like Solidarity, Plebs, and Sylvia Pankhurst's paper The Workers' Dreadnought and outdoor meetings once more became the order of the day.
During the early 1920s Bolton Trades Council was strongly affected by radical trends championed by members of the club and to those of the pre-war syndicalist movement: a far cry from the right wing sentiments of the leaders of the Bolton Spinners (and Trades Council) of the 1890s and 1900s.
Bolton also seems to have been very active during - and significantly, before - the coal mining dispute which led to the 1926 Lock-out and General Strike.
The defeat of the General Strike and the Miners' Lock-out produced a right wing backlash and the Bolton Socialist Party along with other revolutionary groups' influence and membership began to fade away.
Early in the 1920s some ILP members joined the Communist Party, while others joined the Labour Party. Indeed in 1921 a majority voted to affiliate to Bolton Labour Party.
Despite its gradual demise, however, the Bolton Socialist Party was never formally disbanded. Over the years membership of club and party became synonymous.
Even now an application to join the club is an application to join the 'party'.