Overview of the Club's History

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

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.



Hive of Activity


Very soon after re-opening the club became a hive of activity.

A revived Clarion Cycling Club began to meet here as well as the Trades Council and several trade union branches.


The Unemployed Workers Centre moved into the top floor.


Other user groups included Housing and Wholefood Coops, CND, Animal Rights, the Irish in Britain Representation Group, and a variety of political and educational groups.


The club played host to punk bands, folk singers, theatre groups, talks, discussions, film nights, and provided a resource for campaigns, strikes and industrial disputes throughout the town.