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Significant Moments Plaque

Bolton Wanderers Development Association wanted to create the perfect memento to remind the club’s fans of Bolton Wanderers’ proud history.

The idea was born following the confirmation that the very first ever goal in the Football League was scored by Bolton Wanderers player, Kenny Davenport, during our first league game against Derby County in 1888.    

A blue heritage plaque was placed by Bolton Council in the Pikes Lane area of Bolton, where the game was played, to commemorate the moment in history.

We began to consider other significant moments in the club’s history, of which there are many, and the end product was the plaque.

Placed near Nat Lofthouse’s statue along with the two bronze plaques already in situ and the plaque remembering those who died in the tragedy at Burnden Park in 1946, this new plaque completed the area.

For those of you who haven’t seen the plaque, it really is worth a visit next time you are at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The whole area is a little slice of history and you can be part of it by purchasing a brick, for yourself or as a gift, or to remember a loved one.

Prices range from £50 to £135. For further details, please email