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 Friday November 11, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Lynda Byrne will join 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 is celebrating its 25th year takes place on Saturday 12 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, as well as the Bolton Caledonia Pipe Band. 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 the Mayor’s Office by calling 01204 331090.
On Sunday November 13, 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 10.45am. 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 service will also include a traditional two minutes silence marked by live gun fire, which 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 ceremonial wreath laying National Anthem.