This is the Daubhill railway crossing on the original line of the railway from Bolton to Chequerbent (later Leigh and Kenyon Junction). This is 200 yards east of Daubhill station closed in 1952. The terrace in the middle of the picture is Southend Street. The gable end at the left is the end of Nixon Road. The line of the railway is now occupied by a swimming school. The smaller notice board refer to the Holiness Tabernacle – renamed Church of the Nazarene in 1952 and still going strong. The chimney and tower with the flagpole are part of the Sunnyside / Tootal Broadhurst Lee complex. The chimney is long gone. The tower is still visible alongside the Lantor mill.
Thank you to David Collier for the caption.