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How Times Have Changed

The series of panels we produced recently for Bolton Council left us reflecting on how times have changed.  It seems hard to believe now but in 1866 20,000 people attended the opening of the Park by the Earl of Bradford and all the mills shut for the day!

Queen’s Park was one of the 1st public parks in the Country and was laid  out as a work creation project to tackle high unemployment during the Cotton Famine – the famine has resulted in many of the Mills closing down.  In 1937 it was the venue for strike meetings during the Apprentice’s Strike.  These stories and old images tell of a very different time!

The interpretation panels were printed from artwork supplied by Bolton Council.  They were produced in the Shelley ‘Prestige’ grade encapsulated Glass Reinforced Plastic and supplied as integral units with aluminium notice boards.  The GRP printing process offers exceptional outdoor durability, ease of cleaning and colour fastness.  The notice boards are powder coated, hinged, lockable, glazed and supplied with pinboard backers.

The project was part of a major, Lottery funded, regeneration of the Park which included restoration of Dobson Bridge, refurbishment of the Lodge and creating a new pavilion with café and toilets.

To discuss the products and services offered by Shelley Signs do call on 01743 460996 and chat to Rob Shelley about your project.