This photograph was taken from a position due East of Bolton Parish Church. Lum Street is to the North East of the Church. The stone wall, that can be seen above the the top of the gasometer, is the parapet of the arches in Plevna Street, at the Northern end of Railway Viaduct that still carries the Bolton to Blackburn Line (with signals – far left) over the Croal Valley (now St. Peter’s Way, etc.) The roofs/chimneys, immediately beyond the gasometer, are those of the shops on Bury New Road. The stone flag roofs, in the foreground, cover the toilets in the backyards of premises on Bury Old Road. I suggest this photo was taken from Eagle Street, which is more or less on the same level as the railway. The land in Lum Street is on the same level and there were far more houses between there and the and the Church and no railway. The featured gasometer had been demolished by the mid 1950’s but the water filled base remained for some time.