Dickie Best has lived in the same modest terraced house on the same working-class estate for the past 50 years.
About 100 terraced houses in Vincent Street, Hampshire Street and Wiltshire Street will be demolished and new football pitches, plus two floodlit artificial pitches, will be built on the site.
Six of the houses would be affordable low-cost homes, with the remainder a mix of two and four-bedroom houses and semi-detached and terraced housing.
A livelihood is eked out from terraced plots, but every available patch of land is farmed.
The terrain near Alicante is quite nice with terraced olive groves on the mountainsides and orange groves in the valleys.
The riverside terraced house where Christopher Wren used to live is now neighbour to the Cardinal Wolsey pub (book your Christmas party here) and a traffic-clogged roundabout.
I lived at No 30 Victoria Street, a two-storey Edwardian red-brick terraced house, from 1997 until late in 2003.
There is now a shortage of properties in Bolton, particularly two-bedroom terraced houses,’ he said.
The school office would no longer be crammed into a neighbouring terraced house and the school day would change from a six-period, 8.30 am to 1.30 pm day to a more traditional timetable.
But in 1999, he returned to Glasgow, moving into the top flat of what had been the family's home in Bank Street - a faded terraced house in the heart of the city's student area.