The town of Westhoughton lies about 4 miles south west of Bolton. The M61 runs along its northern border. Since 1974 the town has become part of Greater Manchester.
WESTHOUGHTON was a township built on mining, agriculture and the weaving industry and its principal attraction was its rural aspect. Those particular industries have long disappeared.
Over the years the original town of Westhoughton and its surrounding villages – Daisy Hill, Hart Common, Fourgates, Wingates and Chequerbent, have remained largely the same in character, though extensive building projects have tended to bring these areas closer together.
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