Bolton’s brave heroes are honoured 


Large crowds gathered in Victoria Square on Sunday, November 8 to mark Remembrance Day.

The event was held in honour of the sacrifice that Bolton’s brave heroes have made in past and present conflicts.

The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley, led civic guests from the town hall onto the steps for the Remembrance Day service.

The Vicar of Bolton, Reverend Matt Thompson, conducted the service. A two minute silence commenced at 11am and a maroon was fired to mark the start and the end of the silence.

Local Territorial Army officers, along with veterans, members of various communities and representatives from the police and fire service took part in the parade.

School children from Turton and Canon Slade, Eagley Juniors, Walmsley Primary and Birtenshaw schools laid wreaths on behalf of all the borough’s schools. Local scouts distributed service sheets and sold poppies throughout.

Music was provided by The Bolton Hoover Brass Band.

The Mayor will also join war veterans and members of the public on Victoria Square to mark Armistice Day on Wednesday, November 11.

Reverand Matt Thompson will convey short prayers, before a two minute silence at 11am, where again the start and end of the silence will be marked by the firing of maroons.

The Kohema Epitaph will be spoken and the Last Post and Reveille, along with the National Anthem, will be played.



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