Town hall lit up red
Bolton Town Hall lit up poppy red in commemoration of the borough's fallen
Published: Tuesday, 10th Nov 2020

Bolton Town Hall is being lit poppy red to commemorate those from the borough who have died in conflict around the world.

Remembrance Sunday was marked in a different way this year due to the pandemic. A service of Remembrance is available on the council’s website at:

The town hall will be lit up poppy red until Armistice Day, 11 November.

“It’s with real regret that we had to change our plans to commemorate our fallen, due to this terrible virus. While we cannot meet together to honour the borough’s dead we were able to record a service and I have laid a wreath on behalf of the borough,” said Councillor Linda Thomas.

“People may lay their own wreathes at war memorials around the borough up to Armistice Day on 11 November. 

“We would like to welcome people to show their appreciation and to take part in an Act of Remembrance by placing photographs, drawings and artwork of poppies in the windows of their homes, and places of work, in a similar way to which we supported our NHS workers during lockdown.”

Councillor David Greenhalgh, the Leader of Bolton Council, added: “Remembrance Sunday is, for me, probably the most important day in the borough’s Civic Calendar, and it is deeply frustrating that this virus preventd us from remembering those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice, in our usual manner. But we will never forget them and we are making sure their service is marked in a suitable, reflective and poignant manner.

“Lighting up the town hall poppy red is a fitting part of our remembrance of the service of thousands of people from across the borough who have served and gave their lives for this country.”