Welcome again  to Grandmas Antique Recipes

patricia-ytI would like to introduce you to the paperback version of the book, which is also available to buy on Kindle from Amazon, Waterstones and The Bolton Museum and Art Gallery in the Local History department.

As well as family history, delicious recipes and medicines of a bygone era, I would like to bring your attention to a section at the back of the book on Bolton.

It is my intention to try to bring to life  some of the places of interest in this part of the book by interviewing and filming  the owners of the shops and premises I have written about, these shops have an interesting history attached to them and some have been owned by the same family for generations.

I am sure you will be enthralled with some of the historical events these premises have witnessed through the ages in the very colourful history of the Lancashire town of Bolton.

Happy Reading.

Patricia Matthews.


Live interview with Tony Dooley the manager of the Haunted Ye Olde Man and Scythe Pub Bolton.

Ghost of  Ye Olde Man and Scythe makes his presence felt once again.

This week I visited Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub on Churchgate in Bolton where the manager Tony Dooley agreed to talk to me about the ghostly goings on in the pub during the week.  In this  video he tells me what happened in the night and what he found when he came to open up the pub for the days trade.

I was also curious how a  poster from the famous 60’s band THE WHO came about which is on show in Ye Olde Man and Scythe when I asked him how it came to be in the pub, he told me that they called in for a drink on their way back from a gig in Leeds, and after a raucous night in Ye Olde Man and Scythe they signed it,  and left it to the manager of the day as momento of their visit and evening of frolics and fun in the pub.  Watch the video to reveal all.

Patricia Matthews.