William Bolton, JP, Mayor of Warrington (1903–1906)

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Born in Warrington in 1852, after leaving school William Bolton joined the Warrington Guardian newspaper and later became sub-editor of 'The Farmer' and proprietor of Bolton Brewery in Mersey Street. He was elected to the Council in 1882 and was elected Alderman in 1894. He lived at Mill Bank on Greenalls Avenue and was famous for his flowers and orchids and at the time was reputed to have the largest collection in the country. Bolton Council School in Latchford is named after him.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery



William Bolton, JP, Mayor of Warrington (1903–1906)




oil on canvas


H 111 x W 82 cm

Accession number

WAGMG : RD.2775

Acquisition method

untraced find

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