Bolton Museum Art Gallery and Aquarium
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Did you know that with 260,000 people Bolton is the largest town in Britain? Slightly larger than the smallest city, you’ll agree: St Davids in Wales has fewer than 2000 residents. Boltonians tried to win city status in 1992 for the 40th anniversary of the Queen ’s accession; in 2000 to mark the Millennium; and in 2002 for the Diamond Jubilee (when to rub salt in the wounds Lancastrian rival Preston was given the honour).

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Famous Bolton people:

Amir Khan
Ian Ramsey
Jason Kenny
Peter Kay
Robert Shaw
Samuel Crompton
Sarah Cox
Vernon Kay
William Lassell
William Leverhulme

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Brit Quote:
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. - George Bernard Shaw
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On this day:
Battle of Ancrum Moor - 1545, Formation of the Labour Party - 1900, Old Bailey Opens - 1907, Burning of the Reichstag - 1933, Rowan Williams becomes 104th Archbishop of Canterbury - 2003
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