SD6211 : Bolton West Services

taken 11 years ago, near to Blackrod, Bolton, Great Britain

Bolton West Services
Bolton West Services
Close-up of the northbound services building.
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A snippet from the above site;
"Bolton's main claim to fame is that it starred in Peter Kay's pilot episode for his sketch show 'That Peter Kay Thing' in the early 2000s. The show was a 22-minute mockumentary titled 'At the Services' which took a look at a typical day at Bolton West, including manager Pearl Harbour's quest to impress a celebrity. It's thought that they filmed here because they were the only services to let him, but it seems to be quite a coincidence that most of Peter Kay's films are made in or around the Bolton area.

It used to be owned by BP, with the main facilities being leased out to First, but Euro Garages (who specialise in taking over unpopular petrol stations) took over the petrol station and have recently taken over the whole site. The services are due to be rebuilt, but this has been on the cards for over a year.

This part of the page usually tries to remain neutral, but there really is no other way of putting this: it is appalling. Sure enough, it's the lowest-rated service station on this site, with a shocking average of 1.1 out of 5".
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009
Motorway services   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 620 116 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.0021N 2:34.4866W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 620 116
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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