Greater Manchester town to host weekend of Remembrance events- including a concert

A full weekend of commemoration events have been planned by the council
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Bolton will host a full weekend of remembrance events to mark Remembrance Day this year. The events begin with the return of the town’s Concert of Remembrance. 

The concert will begin at 7pm at the town’s Albert Halls. Doors will open at 6.15pm and the event is expected to finish at around 10pm. 

Amongst the concert schedule will be a performance from the Lancashire Artillery (v) Military Band as well as performances from local artists. All proceeds will go to the three Bolton Cadet Forces and tickets to the concert can be bought through the Albert Halls box office

On Saturday November 11, there will be an Armistice Day Service from 10.50am in Victoria Square. The service will be led by the Vicar of Bolton and include a two-minute silence and maroon fire.  

The final event of the weekend will be  the Annual Remembrance Service on Sunday November 12 at 10.40am in Victoria Square. This will also be led by the Vicar of Bolton. 

Bolton Town Hall Bolton Town Hall
Bolton Town Hall

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Mohammed Ayub, said: “The concert will be a special evening and a fitting way to remember those who have risked their life and, in some cases, paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms in past and present conflicts all over the world.

“In addition, the gatherings in Victoria Square over the weekend are another way residents can come together to show their support for the armed forces and remember those who have lost their lives in battle.”

From yesterday  (Thursday October 26) the Remembrance Tide Flag (Poppy Flag) will fly above the town hall to mark the start of the Royal British Legion’s 2023 Poppy Appeal.