Our Featured Meetings

Our meetings are usually held on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Whilst these meetings have been arranged, it may be that things could change at any time. Please check here before travelling to find out about the venue and times for the meeting.

Bolton Wanderers, a 100 year anniversary

3 May 2023 - HYBRID

Simon Marland - Archivist and historian for Bolton Wanderers, marks the 100 year anniversary of May 1923, when Bolton Wanderers won the first ever FA Cup Final held at the Empire Stadium, now called Wembley Stadium, when the first goal was scored by David Jack who was later transferred for a record £10,000. David Jack was a Bolton born superstar of the day and will soon have a blue plaque added to his birthplace.

  • Date: 3rd May 2023
  • Wednesday 7.30pm
  • Bolton Arena & Online via Zoom
  • Speaker: Simon Marland
  • Booking: Eventbrite details here

The story of Bolton's Barlow family and how they contributed to Bolton Museum's Egyptian collection

7 JUN 2023 - HYBRID

Ian Trumble - Curator of Archaeology, Egyptology and World Cultures at Bolton Library and Museum which includes the acclaimed Egypt galleries which opened in 2018. He has a Passion for museums, heritage, archaeology, ancient Egypt and education, and is Currently the Chair of CBA North West, Chair of Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society, Leader of Greater Manchester Young Archaeologists Club and Ambassador of The Egypt Exploration Society. 

He will talk to us about how James Barlow a textile manufacturer and abolitionist, born in 1821 at Tottington began his career in the textile trade in Manchester. He became a wealthy man and by 1861 had purchased the Greenthorne estate at Edgworth. Annie Barlow (1863-1941), James’ daughter, was recruited to the Egypt Exploration Fund (later the Egypt Exploration Society) while studying at University College London and was appointed as Honorary Local Secretary for the Bolton Region to raise money for excavations in Egypt.  The Egypt Exploration Society gave objects to institutions or collectors who had funded their work.

  • Date: 7th June 2023
  • Wednesday 7.30pm
  • Bolton Golf Club & Online via Zoom
  • Speaker: Ian Trumble
  • Booking: Eventbrite details to follow

Where we meet

Our Meeting Rooms

Our meetings are normally held at Bolton Golf Club, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL6 4AJ. There is ample seating and also room for a helpdesk, and a stationery (for sale) table. Coffee and tea is available and the bar is open. The room opens at    7-00pm for the helpdesk and meetings start at 7.30pm.

Our Venue

Bolton Golf Club has ample car parking facilities, access to the first floor is by stairs, and a lift for those with mobility problems. The venue is easy to get to by car and meetings are always popular and well attended.

About Our Meetings

Important Things to Know


It is no longer necessary to book for the physical meetings, however we may have to restrict numbers in the room to comply with fire regulations. You still need to book for Zoom attendance.

Check first

As bookings are confirmed we shall provided dates for the meetings. Please check these pages and social media before travelling to ensure that the meetings are able to proceed as planned.

Bolton FHS meetings are usually held at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month (please check first).

[First Floor],
Bolton Golf Club,
Chorley New Road,
Bolton, BL6 4AJ

The Society is a friendly group who are happy to welcome visitors [entrance fee £3] and ALL members of the MLFHS.  Tea / Coffee [£1] is available from 7.00pm, as are drinks from the bar.

The talk starts at 7.30pm. There is a table of free information/advice leaflets and old genealogy magazines and facilities to purchase stationery and various publications, and we have a Help Desk before and after every talk.