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October 17, 2016

Bolton in Lancashire, more properly Bolton by Bowland to distinguish it from all the other Boltons in the country, is today in the Greater Manchester area.

It received a Mark IV female training tank that arrived by rail on 7th May 1919. Massive crowds gathered to witness its progress.

The handover ceremony took place at a site in Queen’s Park where it stood in an enclosure with a number of captured German guns. It and the guns were sold for scrap in 1931, having been condemned as an unsightly eyesore. It took a month to break them up.

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  1. Bolton by Bowland was and still is a small village in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and definitely not and never has been in Greater Manchester. Are you sure this is not the Bolton near Horwich?

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