Little Lever, by Betty Connor
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1995, 42 pages. A4 size booklet (N5904)
From the foreword and Introduction: Little Lever is a small community with a long and varied history. Through the ages many important people have lived and worked there, but no printed history of their activities has been available until now. This booklet represents many hours of careful research and it will be enjoyed by all those interested in local history.
Travelling east out of Bolton towards Little Lever, one goes through Darcy Lever along Radcliffe Road, which is little more than a country lane. Behind the hedgerows are footpaths, and fields dotted with cottages and stables for the horses which are exercised in the lanes by keen young riders. The village stands high on a rise above the Croal valley and the majestic church tower of St Matthew's can be seen against the skyline. From the Farnworth side, Little Lever can be approached by another picturesque route, via Crompton Lodges, or Moses Gate Country Park. Once through the valley, a climb up the other side of the hill reveals the modern houses and the road through the centre of the village...
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and maps.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the front cover and a small price sticker on the rear side