Wednesday 6th July. This month’s speaker is David Trippier, a professional archaeologist from Bolton. He will be giving us a talk on the research he carried out on Smithill’s Coaching House on Crompton Way Bolton. For many years this Grade II listed building operated as a restaurant but closed down a few years ago with fears that it would be pulled down when it became derelict. The Council however gave permission the site to be converted into apartments which is when David was commissioned to provide a full survey and report on its history.