Bolton Wanderers Football Club Fan Forum for all BWFC Supporters.


You are not connected. Please login or register

Bolton Nuts » BWFC » Bolton Town and District » Your childhood memories of bolton town centre

Your childhood memories of bolton town centre

+15
wanderlust
Resistance is Futile
wessy
bwfc71
Banks of the Croal
Cajunboy
finlaymcdanger
Boggersbelief
Sluffy
boltonbonce
Bwfc1958
Soul Kitchen
Norpig
whatsgoingon
karlypants
19 posters

Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 5]

Guest


Guest

Yes im hijacking this part of the forum already Very Happy

The town centre is no where near like it used to be.  I remember my grandad taking us to olympus for two cones of chips and us sitting on the elephants to eat them.  Thats my earliest memory.

Paying 6 quid to do all day laser quest in the summer holidays.

Bella pizza.  A quid for a 7inch pizza.

The fish market. Mainly because i worked there when i was 14 and my mum made me quit when i got expelled.  (How is stopping me from working a punishment?)

Stolen from ivor.  Again i worked here when i was 16 til 18.  2 pairs of combats for 20 quid Smile

Then the nightlife.  10 quid with drinks free all night in temple.

Jungle. 

Atlantis. 

Walking home from town to harwood because I'd rather get a pizza or kebab than a taxi Very Happy

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I have to say that I've done the same thing with getting a kebab instead of a taxi and walking all the way back home down Blackburn Road in the early hours. Very Happy 

Does anyone not remember pizza land? That used to be facing alliance and Leicester On the market place side I think it was? 

They used to do a good salad bar and pizzas before Pizza Hut and the like come to Bolton.

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Used to always love looking in the model shop close to Cash Generator on Bradshawgate as well Although that's moved now. Very Happy

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

I used to have a job selling stuff door to door when I was about 14, it was supposed to be for charity but clearly wasn't. Me and my mate earned good money from it and if people didn't want anything they just give donations which we weren't supposed to accept so pocketed.
We then used to get dropped off in town and spend what we'd collected in pizza land. They used to do a combo of half a pizza, a jacket spud and coleslaw

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

i used to love being taken in Boydells for a treat, it was a great toy shop. When i was a bit older i spent most of my time in the various record shops like HMV and Our Price but i remember WH Smiths and Woolworths also selling a lot of records as well. I used to like a bookshop that was in St Andrews Court but i presume that's gone now?

I also used to shop in Stolen from Ivor as a kid, i remember having a matching bright orange polo short and jumper from there in the mid 80's  Very Happy

The biggest loss to the town centre for me was the Water Place closing down, used to love going there as a teenager

Guest


Guest

I was going to say going to Boydells as well, usually to buy a new Subbuteo team or some Lego.

My mum used to take me in Whittakers and I used to think it was very up market.

Think the last time I went to Bolton shopping was a couple of Christmases back and that was only to Toys r Us.

Guest


Guest

And everyone I knew seemed to have a birthday party at McDonald's.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

i remember Wimpys opening! That was seen as posh and a treat back then  Very Happy

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

A few eateries from when I was a child in town some of which my mum and dad used to take me too others when I was old enough to go in on my own I used to go in. Golden Egg used to be on Deansgate near where the RBS is now, Tognarellis which was down one of the streets off Deansgate, Derek Guest cafe (now some poncy place opposite the Market Place entrance) and Wimpy on Victoria Square.
Used to think it was great to climb on the lions.
Does everyone remember Bernard who used to sell the Bolton Evening News outside BHS, every time Bolton played at home the away fans targeted him, I think it was the Wolves fans once that lifted him into one of the fountains.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

Norpig wrote:i remember Wimpys opening! That was seen as posh and a treat back then  Very Happy
An international grill in the Wimpy was a veritable feast

Guest


Guest

I remember laser quest but there used to be a cheaper one near Tim's Gym called Laser Strike which was a lot better.

Guest


Guest

Used to go to the Crown and Cushion every Sunday afternoon for a few games of Snooker. Then an American pool hall opened a few years later (upstairs next to Argos).

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo

Sabini's ice cream parlour and ABC cinema in Churchgate. Windetts in Bradshawgate for subbuteo, Newport street when cars went down. Odeon when it had a restuarant. Bulloughs and co op for records.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

Had a job for a short time collecting glasses in Spencer's snooker club, used to think it was awesome talking to John Spencer the snooker player off the telly.
Then years later in Bergerac's used to bump into Tony Knowles another snooker player off the telly and think "what a wanker"

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

Soul Kitchen wrote:Sabini's ice cream parlour and ABC cinema in Churchgate. Windetts in Bradshawgate for subbuteo, Newport street when cars went down. Odeon when it had a restuarant. Bulloughs and co op for records.
Was it Manfredi's the Sabini's used to have ice-cream wars with

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!

Used to go to the ABC cinema in town and call into poundstretcher on the way through town for a big bucket of toffee popcorn. Those were the days when they didn't look at you like you'd just pissed in their kids when you walked in with your own grub in a bag rather than buy them in the cinema.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

Studio 1,2 & 3 where we went to an all-nighter once on Halloween where it showed Halloween 1 -5 all together. And when I got older Scamps next door where Peter Reid once tried to chat up my sister who was about a foot taller than him - comical

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo

whatsgoingon wrote:
Soul Kitchen wrote:Sabini's ice cream parlour and ABC cinema in Churchgate. Windetts in Bradshawgate for subbuteo, Newport street when cars went down. Odeon when it had a restuarant. Bulloughs and co op for records.
Was it Manfredi's the Sabini's used to have ice-cream wars with

I think you went up steps to Manfredis but can't remember. There was also tognarellis in town but forgotten where.

whatsgoingon

whatsgoingon
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington

Soul Kitchen wrote:
whatsgoingon wrote:
Soul Kitchen wrote:Sabini's ice cream parlour and ABC cinema in Churchgate. Windetts in Bradshawgate for subbuteo, Newport street when cars went down. Odeon when it had a restuarant. Bulloughs and co op for records.
Was it Manfredi's the Sabini's used to have ice-cream wars with

I think you went up steps to Manfredis but can't remember. There was also tognarellis in town but forgotten where.
Tognarelli's was up some steps on the street that ran by the side of Burton's if I remember right, used to go in there for pasty chips and peas (may have been Carr's pasties even back then). Can't remember where Manfredi's was just remember the wars between them and the Sabini's, they used to set each others ice-cream vans on fire.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

anyone remember this in the Arndale?

Your childhood memories of bolton town centre Df54b52f07b0cffed68984783f23d95c

Sponsored content



Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 5]

Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum