Updated December 22, 2016 2:07 PM
Photo circa 1900 - 1910 courtesy of Bolton Museums
From my album
it was the main road to Radcliffe, but now that place is much conveniently
reached by way of Bury rd. and at at one time by Ainsworth rd.
1898 the Bolton boundary was at Lever Bridge, but the extension of the
borough then brought in Darcy Lever, and a still larger portion of what
had, about the middle of the 19th century become known as Radcliffe rd.
The Cinema at the Bury Old rd end of the road has long gone it was previous to that a Methodist Chapel.
1972 May 20th Children daily risk their lives in a frightening game of dare on a bridge high over the disused Bolton to Bury railway line. Anxious parents in Darcy Lever say the children dare each other to walk across the narrow support girder more than 50 feet above the line. The bridge leads from the Radcliffe Road area into Leverhulme Park and is used as a short cut by children attending Lever Bridge Primary School.
Ex St Marks School/Church
Marie Garland, William Garland, Christine Moxon,