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Bolton FHS Meeting - AGM and Research on Criminals in Bolton

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Rogue's Gallery: Crime and Criminals in Bolton 1625-1645

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“This talk uses the county’s quarter sessions records (which are held at Lancashire Archives in Preston) to explore some of the murkier aspects of the Bolton area and its people in the reign of Charles I. These are not arch-villains but petty offenders … often opportunistic thieves and small-time criminals, just like their modern counterparts. But the often colourful language of the documents brings these episodes to life and gives us vivid and revealing insights into the attitudes and behaviour of people who just might be our ancestors, almost four centuries ago. One thing is certain – their world was unimaginably different from ours, but human nature does not change!”

Dr Alan Crosby – who describes himself as “Alan Crosby is a very well-known local and family historian living in Preston. He has contributed to every single issue of the BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine since it first appeared in October 2007 and is a regular visitor to the Bolton Family History Society. Most of his work focuses on the local history of North West England, with an emphasis on social history and the landscapes of the region.

Please note that this meeting will include our AGM

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