Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Atherton is an industrial town in Greater Manchester (formerly Lancashire), 4 miles from Bolton.

The main industries were once cotton and coal. Present factories produce Dorma bedding and Barrs soft drinks.

Chowbent Chapel, with a three decker pulpit, dates from 1721.

Ena Mill, a former cotton mill, is now a well known retail outlet.

Nigel Short, chess grandmaster, was born at Atherton.

Places in Atherton

Atherton Station