Armed Forces Day in Bolton
Published: Saturday, 20th Jun 2020

Bolton will be honouring our Armed Forces this year despite the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bolton Town hall will be lit red, white and blue all week from Monday 22 June.

The Armed Forces flag will be flown from the building all week from Monday 22, and coming down at dusk on Saturday 27.

Cllr David Greenhalgh, Leader of Bolton Council, said: "Bolton is proud to be honouring our Armed Forces this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Bolton Town Hall will be lit red, white and blue all week. The Armed Forces flag will be flown from the building all week from today and coming down at dusk on Saturday.

“The Mayor will lay a wreath at the war memorial on behalf of the citizens of Bolton to remember those brave men and women who gave their lives for their country.

“And the week will also honour Dame Vera Lynn, who sadly passed away a few days ago. Her music will be played across the Town Hall Square intermittently throughout the week.”

The council is also asking local people to salute our Armed Forces (#saluteourforces) and send in any photographs or videos to the Mayor's Office at mayorsoffice@bolton.gov.uk

These will be used on social media and for our archives. 

Do you have any military ancestors from Bolton in your family or can you help us gather information about the military history of Bolton?

Bolton History Centre at Bolton Libraries is gathering information about military life to add to our virtual war memorial which will eventually be available on the internet.

Covering all conflicts, we will be including any military personnel involved, they do not have to have died or been injured. The only criteria is that they were born, lived or enlisted in Bolton.

Please email the information on the form at the end of this article https://bit.ly/2SIWWum  to archives@bolton.gov.uk  and they will contact you.