Spinners' Hall, Bolton

Scope and Content

This series comprises records relating to the headquarters of the Bolton Association; Spinners Hall, 77 St George's Road, Bolton. These include papers relating to its administration as well as to the building itself. The class includes plans, papers relating to the extension built in 1910-1911, inventories, tenancy agreements, and accounts and papers relating to the hiring of rooms.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formerly the Junior Reform Club, the Bolton Association took over the Hall in October 1886. A number of other unions hired rooms there and it was acknowledged as one of the finest trade union buildings in the region. The building's three halls were also let out to private groups for various functions. In 1964, ownership of the Hall passed to the Amalgamated Union of Engineers, although the Association remained at the Hall until its demise.

Related Material

Routine correspondence relating to the building will be found in the general correspondence sub-series, ACS1/5/1 and ACS1/5/2.