Bolton, 1970s - Photographs by Don Tonge

Bolton, 1970s: Photographs by Don Tonge

Monday 17 May to Sunday 18 July 2021


This exhibition showcases never-before-seen images by noted local photographer, Don Tonge. When the first lockdown began in March 2020, Don began working through his huge archive of photographs spanning his 40-year career as a press and theatre photographer. For this exhibition, he has selected his favourite images from a single decade: the 1970s. His striking black and white photographs capture shoppers in flares and platform shoes, children roller skating, and football supporters at Burnden Park.

Spectators at Burnden Park 1970s

Spectators, Burnden Park

Don says - "Of all the photographs I’ve taken over the years, the ones that I took in the 1970s seem to resonate most strongly with people. That’s why we’ve chosen to focus on them in this exhibition."


Laundry day on Bolton Fairground in the 1970s

Laundry Day on Bolton Fairground