Remembrance Day Commemorations 

05/11/14
Photo of Bolton town hall

Bolton’s Civic Remembrance Service and Parade takes place this Sunday, November 9.

Proceedings will start at approximately 10.45am, when participants will assemble on Victoria Square. 

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Martin Donaghy, will be joined by Canon Matt Thompson, the Vicar of Bolton, who will lead the service.

Maroons will be fired to mark the beginning and end of the two minute silence commencing at 11am, and the Last Post will be played by the Bolton Hoover Band.

Organisations including Greater Manchester Police, local primary and secondary schools, the University of Bolton, and politicians will be invited to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph and there will be a march past by 216 Battery.

The parade will then proceed to the memorial in Nelson Square for a second service.
 
The council will also commemorate Armistice Day on Tuesday, November 11 with a service on Victoria Square. There will be a two minute silence marked by the firing of maroons.

Tickets are still available for an evening Remembrance Concert on Saturday, November 8 hosted by the Mayor.

There will be musical entertainment and readings relating to the First World War, followed by an Act of Commemoration by Canon Matt Thompson at The Albert Halls, Bolton.

The concert starts at 7pm and tickets are £7.50, available from the Albert Halls box office on 01204 334400.

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