Bolton’s war heroes will be honoured with a series of events to mark Remembrance Day

On Sunday November 11, the Mayor of Bolton will join war veterans and members of the public on Victoria Square for a Remembrance Sunday Service.

The service will start at 10.45am and will be led by the Vicar of Bolton, Rev’d Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle. He will be supported by the Caledonian Pipe Band, the Hoover Band as well as veterans, cadets and serving members of the armed forces.

The service will include a two minutes silence, which will be marked by loud gun fire. At the end of the service, members of the public will be invited to take part in a guided “walk past” of the war memorial.

Later on Remembrance Sunday, the public are again invited to meet in Victoria Square to witness the lighting of the Remembrance Beacon.

Crowds will gather from 6.30pm for the lighting ceremony which will take place at 7pm, in line with the 100th Anniversary of Remembrance National Beacon Lighting taking place across the UK.

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