Received from the Bolton & District Branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family
As you know we have now moved to our new venue at the Mackenzie Suite of Bolton Old Golf
Links Golf Club, Chorley Old Rd, Bolton, England BL1 5SU. We normally allow members to
have a rest in January but this year we thought we would launch our new venue with an
extra, free "Welcome Night" to be held on Wednesday January 20th at 7.30pm.
Coffee and tea will be available from 7pm, and we hope to introduce our existing members
to our new arrangements plus attract new interest. Members will be introduced to our new
facilities, the usual Stationery Stalls, and Help Desks will be available, plus our Rita
Greenwood, experienced researcher and genealogy lecturer, will give a short talk about
"Holy and Unholy Matrimony".
We will then revert to our normal routine of meeting the first Wednesday evening of each
with our February talk being Wednesday, 3rd
February, 7.30pm. Jacqui Crosby, Senior Archivist, Lancashire Archives, will talk about
"Saving the Hulton Papers for the Lancashire Archives". A report about the
campaign to save the Hulton archive and why it is so important.
Many will recall the desperate fund-raising that the Manchester & Lancashire FHS had a
small part in in 2014 to retain this collection intact in Lancashire. The project was
thankfully successful and two important collections of documents have been retained in the
County Record Office. One covers the 12th - 19th C, with much of it in mediaeval Latin,
and includes family letters and deeds giving a window into life during the Plague, Great
Fire, Interregnum and onwards, as it effected the Hulton family who were connected by a
marriage to William Jessop a follower of Oliver Cromwell. The second collection covers the
19th and 20th C and includes estate papers and mentions Magistrate William Hulton’s role
in the Peterloo incident during the Industrial Revolution.
We are so lucky to obtain the services of this busy lady at a particularly important stage
of the cataloguing of these documents.
All are welcome. Non-members charged a nominal amount unless joining on the night. See
for membership information and links.
Once again the usual extras of book/stationery stall and Help Desk will be available.
For all enquiries please email bolton(a)mlfhs.org.uk.
For more information about the Bolton & District branch of MLFHS, please see