Infobox UK place
map_type= Greater Manchester
region= North West England
postcode_district= M28, M29
Once known for its mining community, Boothstown is now a mainly residential area. It lies convert|6.8|mi|km|1 northwest of
Salford, convert|9.8|mi|km|1 northwest of Manchesterand convert|10|mi|km|1 southeast of Wigan.
To the north of Boothstown is the
East Lancashire Road(A580), which links Manchesterto Liverpool.
Despite its relative closeness to
Manchester, and seeming attractiveness as a commuter town, there is a very apparent feeling amongst local residents that successive governments and local councils have failed to develop and implement any kind of integrated transport policy, causing Boothstown to become a major bottleneck during peak travel times.Fact|date=March 2008 The possible reasons are twofold. Firstly, many people who live in Boothstown drive to work. Secondly, many other people choose to drive through Boothstown, further adding trafficvolume to a near-capacity road network. Commuting the 12 miles into Manchester city centretakes up to 90 minutes on most days.Fact|date=March 2008 This congestion appears to be relieved slightly during the summer school holiday period.Fact|date=March 2008
There is currently a proposal being made about the possibility of having a racecourse built at the south of Boothstown running through to Worsley.
In 1947, workmen digging in Boothstown at gbmapping|SD72160108 discovered a
hoardof over 550 bronze Roman coins dating between 259 AD and 278 AD.cite web |title=Monument no. 44272 |url=http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=44272 |publisher=Pastscape.org.uk |accessdate=2008-03-19]
Boothstown is also home to ex-
Holby Citystar Ian Aspinall(character Mubbs Hussain) and Coronation Street's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street] Tyrone Dobbs [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Dobbs] (Alan Halsall [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Halsall] ). Amongst previous residents is former Manchester Unitedfootballer Eric Cantona.Fact|date=June 2008
* [http://freespace.virgin.net/tony.smith/index.htm A site dedicated to sites and information about Boothstown]
* [http://www.boothstownsag.org/ Boothstown Scouts and Guides Website]
* [http://www.boothstownbugle.co.uk/index.htm local on line newspaper containing local news, events, services, and local advertisements.
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