50th Charter Anniversary


The clubs 50th Charter anniversary was held on Saturday evening 14th September 2019 at the Last Drop, Bromley Cross, Bolton. Approximately 84 people attended the event and amongst the guests were, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Hilary Fairclough and her Consort Don Fairclough, the first District Governor of the newly-formed District CN, John Chambers and Lion Wendy Chambers, Council Chairman MD105, Stewart Sherman Khan and Lion Kash Sherman Khan.

Music was provided by DJ Scottie and the MC was IPDG John Crompton.

It was an enjoyable evening and our thanks go to Charter Chairman John Crompton, his wife Sandra for the table decorations and the organization of the raffle, and also to President John Fairhurst for their hard work in making the event such a success.

The Cake


St. Pauls and Party-in-the-Park

On the last two Saturday's in June the club took their Duck race to St. Pauls Garden Party at Astley Bridge and the Party-in the-Park at Moss Bank Park.Over £500 was raised from these events.


Genting's Quiz Night

Once again we held our Quiz at the Genting Casino in memory of Dilys Taylor who was the partner of a former Lion and was employed by Genting. The quiz was followed by a raffle and the winners of the quiz were awarded the Dilys Taylor trophy. Over 60 people attended the event which for £5 included a buffet worth more than that. Our thanks go to Lion Tony Foster whose first-class organisation  ensured that we all had a very enjoyable night.

We would also like to thank Genting's for their continued support of this event which helps raise funds for our Christmas Toy Appeal. The amount raised will be published when the figures are to hand.



Victoria Hall Concert

On Saturday 7th July, Eagley Band, Smithills Community Band and Choir gave a concert of music from films and shows. At the concert a cheque for £3100 for Bolton Hospice was shown to the audience, this being the amount raised at the St George's Day concert. Musical Director Chris Wormald acknowledged Bolton Lions contribution and also presented, on-stage, President Jeff Hartley with a certificate from Eagley Band for his outstanding year as President of Bolton Lions.   

Chris Wormald and Jeff with his certificate(after the concert!)

St George's Day Concert

On Saturday 21st April, Eagley Band, Smithills Community Band and Choir supported by Bolton LIons Club gave a St George's Day concert at the Victoria Hall in aid of the Christie Hospital. Having played music from  Films and some classical pieces the band finished the evening with Proms-style music such as Land of Hope and Glory. Guest musicians included Pianist/ Organist Robert Aston and singer John Kearns, whilst Bolton Lions President Jeff Hartley was the announcer.It was an excellent, well attended concert. The amount of the cheque to be sent to the Christie Hospital has yet to be ascertained but is expected to be large and will be posted on this site once known.


A section of the audience watching the band in full flow

                                                        Singer John Kearns entertains                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Las Vegas Evening

On Saturday 24th February 2018 we ran one of our Vegas evenings at Oldham Athletic Football Club's ground, on behalf of a reunion of ex-Norweb employees. Though numbers were not as great as expected, those who attended enjoyed playing Poker, Blackjack, Play Your Cards Right, and in particular Roulette. 

The Murphy clan about to devour innocent punters at the Roulette table

David & Christine Seager took the advice given and picked each other!

Michael Crompton under the necessarily watchful eye of his Gran at the Blackjack table 





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