A series of events will take place in Bolton to mark Remembrance Day, in honour of the sacrifice the town’s war heroes made.
On Saturday November 11, the Mayor of Bolton will be joining war veterans and members of the public on Victoria Square for a short service to mark Armistice Day. The service will commence at 10.45am and include a two minutes silence.
The Mayor of Bolton’s Annual Remembrance Concert, which has been running for more than 25 years, will take place on Saturday 11 November at Bolton Parish Church at 7pm.
The concert is part of the commemorations remembering those from Bolton who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts.
The concert features performances by local amateur musical and theatre groups.
Veterans and cadets will be in attendance with the proceeds going to cadet and veterans organisations.
Tickets at £7.50 are available and can be collected by calling 01204 840188 or on the door on the night.
On Sunday November 12, the Mayor of Bolton will lead civic guests and veterans from the town hall onto Victoria Square for the Remembrance Sunday service, which begins at 10.45pm. Local Territorial Army officers will also lead a parade of veterans, members of various communities and representatives from the police and fire service taking part.
The Venerable Alan Wolstencroft (Archdeacon Emeritus of Manchester) will conduct the service, with representatives of all faiths in Bolton being invited to participate. The service will also include a traditional two minutes silence marked by live gun fire, at 11am, and the Last Post. There will be short prayers after the silence, followed by ceremonial wreath laying and concluding with the March Past Parade.
Councillor Roger Hayes, The Mayor of Bolton, said “I am extremely proud that we as a local community come together to commemorate those who have made sacrifices for the sake of our country. I hope these events will strengthen the bonds already within our community and I’d like to invite everyone to come down and remember those who have lost their lives.”