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A borough of northwest England northwest of Manchester. It was a center of the woolen trade from the 14th to the 18th century.


1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in Bolton unitary authority, Greater Manchester: centre of the woollen trade since the 14th century; later important for cotton. Pop: 139 403 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 263 800 (2003 est). Area: 140 sq km (54 sq miles)


(ˈboʊl tn)

a borough in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 265,200.
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He opened the top one, Bolton Hall's "Three Acres and Liberty," and read to them of a man who walked six hundred and fifty miles a year in cultivating, by old-fashioned methods, twenty acres, from which he harvested three thousand bushels of poor potatoes; and of another man, a "new" farmer, who cultivated only five acres, walked two hundred miles, and produced three thousand bushels of potatoes, early and choice, which he sold at many times the price received by the first man.
Bolton have banked just one point on their travels and the problems are piling up for their manager Neil Lennon, who could be without six of his first-team squad.
GREATER MANCHESTER, England, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Morris, who heads up Personal Injury Solicitors Bolton, wants you to know that she and her associates are on your side.
b "I don't know what's happened at Bolton because Bolton normally is a well-run club.
IRISH STEP DANCING: with the Friends of Bolton Seniors' Tuesday Connection on Feb.
The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust did not receive this funding due to its improved A&E performance over the past year.
The force said it had been informed of a "racist remark" made by a Bolton fan at the game on Saturday.
It is not surprising that the stories about Bolton hang on.
The songs on the CDs are a combination of commercial artists and tracks put together by local DJs, who look to Bolton and others to start to develop buzz around their work.
Prosecuting barrister Jonathan Austin, said Mr Bolton of Abergele, and vet Patricia Sutton, of the Defra offices at Caernarfon, arrived at the farm at about 9.
That was one of six losses to the Reds suffered by Bolton during the Allardyce era.
Last season: Bolton 4 West Ham 1, West Ham 1 Bolton 2