Mayor of Bolton attends Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace

Mayor of Bolton attends Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace

Mayor of Bolton attends Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace

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

THE Mayor of Bolton has described attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace as an unforgettable experience.

Cllr Martin Donaghy and his two Mayoresses Gay Wharton and Jacqueline Tracy joined dignitaries from across the country at the Palace on Tuesday, Prince Phillip’s 93rd birthday.

Along with enjoying cucumber and mint triangle sandwiches, Cllr Donaghy saw Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, and was given a special blessing by the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, for his Mayoral year.

Cllr Donaghy said it was a wonderful day.

He said: “We had a walk around the gardens and it’s more like Queens Park — it’s massive.

“The gardens were immaculate, and just beautiful.

“Being there, being part of the celebration in Buckingham Palace and knowing that you have the honour and privilege of being at the garden party was a highlight — and more so because we were representing Bolton.

“It was good to meet the other Mayors from across the country, who have also just taken up their posts, and they wished us well for our year as we did to them.

“All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the day, and it’s certainly one I will never forget.”

On the evening before Cllr Donaghy and his Mayoresses were also treated to a special dinner in the Churchill Room of the House of Commons with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling.

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12:56pm Fri 13 Jun 14

hal pel says...

Why has he got two Mayoresses?
Why has he got two Mayoresses? hal pel
  • Score: 6

1:05pm Fri 13 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

He's a muslim.
He's a muslim. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -7

1:27pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

Cucumber and Mint Triangle Sandwiches.
Ooooh how I wish I was his 3rd Mayoress.......not!!
Cucumber and Mint Triangle Sandwiches. Ooooh how I wish I was his 3rd Mayoress.......not!! Farnworth Lady
  • Score: -4

5:51pm Fri 13 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Eee It wur a reet gud do.
Eee It wur a reet gud do. boltonnut
  • Score: 8

7:21pm Fri 13 Jun 14

By George says...

Nice to see a royalist at work
Nice to see a royalist at work By George
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Oldhampal says...

Typical capitalist attitude eat drink and me merry and forget the poor and needy who we're queuing up at Bolton food banks or in the courts facing non payment of council tax charges because they have fallen on hard times. What a disgrace. Publish the bill for the overnight stay and other costs,.
Typical capitalist attitude eat drink and me merry and forget the poor and needy who we're queuing up at Bolton food banks or in the courts facing non payment of council tax charges because they have fallen on hard times. What a disgrace. Publish the bill for the overnight stay and other costs,. Oldhampal
  • Score: -2

9:34pm Fri 13 Jun 14

macauley says...

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  • Score: -2

11:45am Sat 14 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

Oldhampal wrote:
Typical capitalist attitude eat drink and me merry and forget the poor and needy who we're queuing up at Bolton food banks or in the courts facing non payment of council tax charges because they have fallen on hard times. What a disgrace. Publish the bill for the overnight stay and other costs,.
I wonder how much that Mayoral Limo and Driver costs the tax payers of Bolton and surrounding Boroughs?
2 Mayoresess, jollies to Buckingham Palace, Eat drink and be merry civic events?
It is sad that Farnworth/Bolton have food banks, homeless people, families on the breadline and poverty on a large scale, and outdated "Civic Dignitary Tomfoolery" is still going on.
Still they all look like they had a good feed - i'm sooo happy for them.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhampal[/bold] wrote: Typical capitalist attitude eat drink and me merry and forget the poor and needy who we're queuing up at Bolton food banks or in the courts facing non payment of council tax charges because they have fallen on hard times. What a disgrace. Publish the bill for the overnight stay and other costs,.[/p][/quote]I wonder how much that Mayoral Limo and Driver costs the tax payers of Bolton and surrounding Boroughs? 2 Mayoresess, jollies to Buckingham Palace, Eat drink and be merry civic events? It is sad that Farnworth/Bolton have food banks, homeless people, families on the breadline and poverty on a large scale, and outdated "Civic Dignitary Tomfoolery" is still going on. Still they all look like they had a good feed - i'm sooo happy for them. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: -4

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