A series of events will take place in Bolton to mark Remembrance Day, in honour of the sacrifice the town’s war heroes made.
The Mayor of Bolton’s Annual Remembrance Concert, which has been running for more than 20 years, takes place on Saturday 7 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, the Hoover Band and Phoenix Knights Barbershop Singers.
Veterans and cadets will be in attendance with the proceeds going to cadet and veterans organisations. The Act of Remembrance will be conducted by Reverend Canon Matt Thompson.
Tickets at £7.50 are available from Booths Music and the Ye Olde Pastie Shop on Churchgate; the One Stop Shop, and Mayor’s Parlour.
On Sunday November 8, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Carole Swarbrick, will lead civic guests and veterans from the town hall onto Victoria Square for the Remembrance Sunday service, which begins at 10.55am. 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 Vicar of Bolton, Reverend Matt Thompson, will conduct the service, with representatives of all faiths in Bolton being invited to participate. The traditional two minutes silence will start at 11am, after the Last Post is played. There will be short prayers after the silence and the service will conclude with the National Anthem.
The Mayor will also join war veterans and members of the public on Victoria Square to mark Armistice Day at 10.55am on Wednesday November 11.