Winter Hill Trespass – 125th Anniversary

This year Bolton celebrates the 125th anniversary of Britain’s biggest ever rights of way dispute, Bolton’s Battle for Winter Hill in 1896.

It was a battle between local mill and factory workers against a wealthy conservative landowner that involved many thousands of local people.

It’s thanks to the research of Bolton Historian, Paul Salveson and his book, Will Yo’ Come O’ Sunday Mornin’? published in the early 1980s, that this chapter of the town’s working class history has not been completely forgotten.

Bolton UNISON has played an active part in supporting this event and we are happy to help promote it.

Details of the event

To celebrate the anniversary, there will be a walk on Winter Hill taking place on Sunday 5th September. Anyone wishing to join the walk should assemble adjacent to Halliwell Health Centre, Linfield Road, BL1 3RG (Google Maps link) at 10:00am.

The walk will commence at 10:30am and speakers include: Maxine Peake, Guy Shrubsole, Nick Hayes, Kate Ashbrook and Mayor Linda Thomas.

For more information you can join the anniversary group page on Facebook: Winter Hill 125

Event Poster

Feel free to download and share the poster below to help promote the event!

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