Bolton Branch

Scope and Content

The unusual status of the Bolton branch means that the dividing line between its records and those of the Provincial Association as a whole can be hard to draw. It has been decided for the sake of overall clarity to treat the main branch records of Bolton as a separate sub-subgroup, where these series are common to the other branches. However in some cases, as in the minute books and financial records, the records refer to both Provincial and Bolton branch matters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bolton branch was the largest member of the Provinicial Association, and stood in a different relation to the parent body compared to the other branches. Its administration was undertaken by staff at headquarters and it was governed directly by the Executive Council, on which Bolton representatives had a built-in majority.