On this day 75 years ago….
Bolton Wanderers reserve team played at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers Reserves in the Central League. As people couldn’t travel to away games in the 1930s reserve games drew big crowds. Over 5000 attended this match to see Bolton reserves win 4-0. The first teams drew 1-1 at Molineux, Wolves’ ground, on the same day.
Girl Guides formed a human Union Jack at a campfire rally at Hollinhurst, Bolton. They had come up with the display for the King’s Coronation which took place on 12 May 1937 and took the opportunity of a local guide gathering to show it again. I’m so glad they did as this is one of my favourite of Humphrey Spender’s Worktown photographs.