Westhoughton to host World War One 100th anniversary 'spectacular'

Westhoughton Town Hall

Westhoughton Town Hall

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

DETAILS for Westhoughton’s “spectacular” marking of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One have been announced.

A theatre and music production is being held at Westhoughton High School, in conjunction with the town council.

Pupils from the school and the town’s primary schools will be taking part, alongside Westhoughton’s iconic brass and folk bands, Wingates Band and The Houghton Weavers, and the On The Go Theatre Company.

Cllr Christopher Peacock, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor borough councillor, said the show would rival centenary events in towns and cities across the country.

He said: “This will be spectacular. It is a credit to the town council that we are able to do this for our town.”

The July 19 show will be split into two halves of between 50 minutes and an hour.

Anyone interested in attending the performance in the school’s drama theatre must apply for up to four tickets, and they will be allocated via a draw. Successful applicants will receive their tickets by July 1.

Cllr Pat Allen said: “This is a wonderful programme, absolutely brilliant. It should be a terrific show.”

Tickets for the commemorative performance, which starts at 2pm, are free. To apply write to: The Town Clerk, Westhoughton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AW, or email westhough tontc@tiscali.co.uk. Closing date for applications is June 9.

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3:43pm Fri 16 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Here we go again, Oh what a lovely war.
The deaths of millions being trivialised.

It shouldn't be an occasion for rivalry between our towns and cities.
We should be commemorating WW1 , not celebrating it.
Here we go again, Oh what a lovely war. The deaths of millions being trivialised. It shouldn't be an occasion for rivalry between our towns and cities. We should be commemorating WW1 , not celebrating it. Puffin-Billy
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9:22am Wed 21 May 14

Terry McC says...

“spectacular” what a joke as Puffin-Billy says this should be a time to remember not a bloody “spectacular” Event one hour and fifty minutes to commemorate millions of lost lives pat on the back Westhoughton council
“spectacular” what a joke as Puffin-Billy says this should be a time to remember not a bloody “spectacular” Event one hour and fifty minutes to commemorate millions of lost lives pat on the back Westhoughton council Terry McC
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