Market Hall By Humphrey Spender

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Stalls in Bolton’s market hall in the early 1980s. The hall has now become an indoor shopping centre. Bolton’s other market on Ashburner Street is still open and bustling (2012).

Humphrey Spender revisited and photographed Bolton in the early 1980s for the short film ‘Return Journey’. The documentary was directed by Ian Potts, and funded by the Arts Council and ITV. Bolton Museum hold two rolls of 35mm film which he took during this visit. He photographed mainly in the market and near Davenport St.

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