Flag flies as Bolton celebrates Commonwealth Day

The Bolton News: The Vicar of Bolton, Canon Matt Thompson, leads proceedings as the Commonwealth flag flies above Bolton Town Hall The Vicar of Bolton, Canon Matt Thompson, leads proceedings as the Commonwealth flag flies above Bolton Town Hall

BOLTON’S dignitaries joined in with celebrations across the world to mark Commonwealth Day in Victoria Square.

The flag of the Commonwealth was raised over the Town Hall to mark the day, which was set up to celebrate the unity and diversity of the network of nations.

Led by Reverend Canon Matt Thompson, the vicar of Bolton Parish Church, councillors and officers listened to leader of Bolton Council Cllr Cliff Morris as he read out the Commonwealth affirmation yesterday.

The Mayor of Bolton Cllr Colin Shaw also read out a message from the Queen to shoppers who stopped to listen.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary organisation of 53 states, mostly territories of the former British Empire, which promotes representative democracy, liberty and equality.

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9:55am Tue 11 Mar 14

LordLeverhulme says...

So this is a good use of public money yet putting objections to planning applications online is not.
Good think the council has it's priorities right.
So this is a good use of public money yet putting objections to planning applications online is not. Good think the council has it's priorities right. LordLeverhulme
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4:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Now it should be called "come here and get free money" day,
Now it should be called "come here and get free money" day, Jim271
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5:14pm Tue 11 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

lets just hope the flag will be raised on April 23rd for St Georges day
lets just hope the flag will be raised on April 23rd for St Georges day lv8151
  • Score: 7

5:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

lv8151 says...

and by THE FLAG i mean the St Georges cross
and by THE FLAG i mean the St Georges cross lv8151
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