Here’s a fascinating photo which will particularly appeal to Wanderers fans and lovers of Bolton’s traditional pubs alike.

Lancashire Telegraph: Manchester Road, Burnden, 1950s

We don’t have a date but would think it was taken in the 1950s and shows work continuing on land off Manchester Road at Burnden where a row of houses had been demolished.

Burnden Park, home to the Wanderers, would have been to the left - did the cleared land become a car park on match days?

On the right you can see the King William IV pub. The ‘King Bill’ was a popular pre-match watering hole and was hit hard when the club moved to a new stadium in 1997. The pub, which dated to the 1830s, closed down in 1999