|Occupation||Newton & Ridley boss|
|First appearance||15th May 1972|
|Last appearance||17th May 1972|
|Number of appearances||2|
|Played by||Peter Ivatts|
Sid Bolton was a man from Newton & Ridley who paid a visit to the Rovers Return in May 1972. While there, he mostly remained at the bar and only spoke briefly to Annie Walker, asking her how things were going. The real purpose of his visit was to sound out Billy Walker about taking over the licence of the Rovers from Annie. Billy had never thought about running the Rovers before but when told by Sid that the brewery were thinking about modernising the establishment and that they would need a landlord with modern ideas, Billy agreed to think about it.