Atherton (Population 23735) is a former cotton and coal town . Sadly, today there are no more mines and no more cotton mills.
Known locally as Bent, its history goes back a surprisingly long way.
Romano-Celtic coins have been found by the side of a stream in The Valley and in 2003, at Gadbury Fold off Atherleigh Way, archaeologists from Manchester University unearthed evidence of a Roman road and Bronze Age settlement at a multi-million pound business and leisure park development.
The dig at the 300-acre Gibfield Park site in Atherton revealed fragmentary remains of the badly damaged road, which linked Roman forts at Manchester and Wigan and also revealed that mining had been carried out on the site since at least the 14th century.
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