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A TANK IN YOUR TOWN – BOLTON

October 17, 2016
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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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