Follow this link for more about other collections and details about Bolton Museums, Art Gallery and Aquarium

Link to Bolton Archives and Local Studies Unit. Archives also hold microfilm of the Worktown study and many of the books listed below.

Link to the home of the Mass Observation Archive held at the University of Sussex

Link to Our Treasures, a site that features images of Bolton from the History and Archives collections as well as other art works by Mass Observation contributors.

Further Reading

Speak For Yourself : a Mass Observation Anthology; CALDER, Angus and SHERIDAN, Dorothy; Cape 1984 259p illus, bibliog

Seats in All Parts : Half a Lifetime at the Cinema; HALLIWELL, Leslie; Granada 1985 202p, illus, index

The Most Offending Soul Alive : Tom Harrisson and his Remarkable Life; HEIMANN, Judith; University of Hawaii Press 1999 468p illus, index

Britain by Mass Observation: including Chapter on Keaw Yed Festival at Westhoughton; MADGE, Charles; Penguin Books 1939 246p

The Pub and the People; MASS OBSERVATION; Hutchinson 1987 354p illus, tables, bibliog

First Year’s Work 1937 – 8; MASS OBSERVATION; 121p figures, tables, bibliog

Mass Observation at the Movies; RICHARDS, Jeffrey and SHERIDAN, Dorothy; Routledge & Kegan Paul 1987 477p index

Popular Filmgoing in 1930’s Britain: a Choice of Pleasures; SEDGWICK, John; University of Exeter Press 2000 316p tables, bibliog, index

Worktown : Photographs of Bolton and Blackpool taken for Mass Observation in 1937 – 8; SPENDER, Humphrey; University of Sussex 1977 128p illus