Reinventing Bolton

Year 9 Geographers’ Field Trip

With 26% of shops on the high street in Bolton now being empty, the future is looking uncertain for the British high street. Competition from out-of-town shopping centres and retail parks like Middlebrook pose a threat to town centres such as Bolton.
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This topical issue is the basis of the Year 9 Geographers’ investigation and they spent the day interviewing shoppers both in Bolton town centre and at Middlebrook to find out what the general public think. From the results girls will be suggesting how Bolton can reinvent itself in order to entice shoppers back.