Looking back while moving forward
YMCA Bolton discovered this picture from days gone by. Just think about how the world has changed since this picture was taken!
  • People have walked on the moon.
  • We pay for things using our phones.
  • Butter is once again no longer bad for you! (In small quantities of course).
And at Lakeside:
  • More than a million girls and boys have visited our YMCA National Centre during the past 60 years.
  • We’re one of Europe’s largest outdoor activity centres.
  • Shirt and ties are no longer compulsory, although bouyancy aids are when you’re on the water!

But some things have stayed exactly the same!

  • Our location, on the shores of Lake Windermere, is still stunning.
  • Young people of all ages still have a ‘happy time’.
YMCA as it was