In the summer of 1983, a General Meeting of members voted (by a majority of one!) to ask the newly elected committee to seek ways of paying off the debts and re-opening the club in the image of what it had been in those early pioneering days, a centre for socialism and feminism.
On the May Day holiday 1984, striking miners and nursery nurses, anxious to repay the support given to them by club members, led a procession around the town.
The march ended in Wood Street where an outdoor street party and festival lasted long into the night.
Bolton Socialist Club had been re-born.