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75 Years Ago

Next month will mark the 75th anniversary of a notable event for Bolton Abbey. On the 6th of June, 1940, with the increasing threat of a Luftwaffe bombing offensive, over 70 girls aged 8 to 14 years, all pupils of Leeds Girls High School, arrived at Bolton Hall as evacuees.

There will be a full article about this evacuation in next month’s Parish magazine. In the meantime, here are some photographs taken at the time.