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is an old settlement on a low ridge above the river Eden, with ribbon
development from the crossroads in the centre of the village. A nucleus
of indigenous families is occupied in farming and pursuits mainly related
to the countryside.
The largest employer in the village is Eden Grove School, a private residential
establishment which takes boys with Behavioral, Emotional and Social difficulties
from all over the country sent by their local authorities.
Primary, Nursery and Playgroup provision is available. The Primary school
is full and children from other villages attend both this and the Nursery.
Older children go by bus to secondary schools in Appleby and Penrith.
A Youth Club was formed in 2008 by two village parents.
The village population stands at 420, having increased during the last
few years with the building of approximately forty-five new houses.
is a well used Memorial Hall in the centre of the village. This is the
setting for The Bolton Exchange - a weekly community event, run by volunteers,
which acts as a meeting place offering the opportunity to socialise, exchange
information, and buy and sell local produce and crafts. An offshoot of
this is a Luncheon Club held fortnightly at the village pub, the Eden
Vale Inn. The hall is also used by groups such as the badminton club,
youth club, line dancing class and W.I. as well as being the venue for
various social gatherings such as group fund- raising events.
People moving into Bolton are given a local directory which lists details
of local tradesmen and organisations in the village.