Calling All Schools: Old Records Are A Mine of Information

Schools in Bolton have the amazing opportunity to be part of an exciting project to save part of Bolton’s past.

Historical records from 1914 were discovered in the basement of the old head offices of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners’ Federation in the center of Bolton.

Young history buffs will be able to look at these records and investigate the untold stories of the old mining HQ in Bridgeman Place.

Joy Sewart, Head of Skills Development at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “We decided to put in a heritage lottery bid to give young people the opportunity to find out about Bolton’s mining history using the archives of one of the most historical buildings in Bolton.

“They will get the chance to design an archive tool that will last forever for generations to come.

 “They will also learn how to work together as a team and run their own project.”

The project is open to schools in Bolton aged 14-15 and is free to take part. To get involved ask your school to email or call 0161 393 4321.

About Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce:

•Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

•We provide first-class business support through a range of tailored services and networking opportunities and use our influence with local and central government to lobby on behalf of our members as the voice of the Greater Manchester business community.

•The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company, working to create a better business environment for its members.

•The Chamber covers Manchester, Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford, Tameside and Stockport

•We are an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce – one of only 53 chambers across the UK.

•Greater Manchester Chamber was founded in 2004, but traces its roots back to 1794.

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