December 1, 1988:
The Queen looks absolutely radiant on her visit to Bolton during the town’s 150th birthday celebrations. Well-wishers in the crowd are obviously delighted to meet her too.
Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen officially opened the £40 million Market Place centre and the £5.5 million Water Place.
Bolton was incorporated as a borough by Queen Victoria in October 1838.
December 2, 1969:
Protesting nurses bring a wet and rainy Peter Street to a standstill after attending a gathering at Albert Hall.
The march, which passed the Theatre Royal on the way to the Town Hall, formed part of an ongoing protest over salary scales and working conditions.
It was the days before disposable syringes, heart monitors and computers. Bedpans had to be cleaned and used from patient to patient.
December 2, 1967:
Manchester United winger George Best leaves ‘keeper John Osborne floundering as he heads his second goal in the 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were enjoying an excellent run in the First Division, eventually finishing the season in second spot behind local rivals Manchester City.
But the highlight of the campaign was the unforgettable 4-1 victory over Benfica in the European Cup Final at Wembley in May. United made history by becoming the first English club to win the competition.
Best ended the season as United’s top scorer with 32 goals.