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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, youíll 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 ís 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:
It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. - D H Lawrence
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On this day:
The Battle of Otterburn - 1388, The Samlesbury Witch Trial - 1612, Salem Witches Executed - 1692, Bonnie Prince Charlie raises standard at Glenfinnan - 1745, Storm Claims 100 Scottish Fishermen - 1848, The Hungerford Massacre - 1987
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