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Ground breakers featured in local exhibition of black history

Ground breakers featured in local exhibition of black history

This short film provides a chance to see who and what was in a local exhibition for Black History Month if you missed it in person at the Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton during October.

The exhibition featured ground breaking Bolton residents, including:

Asha Ali Ismail: the first African-British councillor in Bolton and an avid campaigner for the environment. Sadly Asha passed away from cancer in 2014 aged 34, but her achievements continue to inspire others to create more history.  

Campbell Benjamin: the first black Mayor of Bolton in 1993 and 1994. Campbell moved to Bolton in 1945 and worked in aircraft manufacturing, then tailoring, became a union steward and served as a local councillor for Breightmet for around 35 years. He was awarded an OBE in 1996 and became an Honorary Alderman in 1998.

Nat Biney: community champion. Multi-talented in the arts, Nat was also key in starting and running the African Community Association of Bolton and has helped many people through this. He’s also a justice of the peace.

Vincent Simpson: Bolton’s first black magistrate in 1979 and race relations leader. Vincent was a founding member and long-time chairman and president of Bolton’s Community Relations Council, promoting an inclusive, peaceful and shared society.

Many thanks to all who organised and supported the exhibition, including Ibby Ismail- Deputy Chair of our Board. And thanks to Maxmedia colleagues ( for the film.

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Latest TAP4 issue

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Our latest issue of TAP4 (issue 8) has landed and you can read it by clicking here.

In this issue:

  • Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
  • Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
  • Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
  • Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
  • Introducing Aptem
  • How we're improving our complaints system
  • Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
  • A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
  • Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
  • "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
  • Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
  • Providing opportunities for young people

Your latest Quarter Turn issue

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Your latest Quarter Turn issue:

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Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.