MEMBERS of the public are invited to join war heroes and Bolton's mayor to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 11, veterans will gather in Victoria Square to begin a series of events beginning at 10.45am with a service lead by the Vicar of Bolton, Rev Dr Chris Bracegirdle.

The service will be supported by the Caledonian Pipe Band and the Hoover Band as well as cadets and serving members of the armed forces, and will end with a two minutes silence and a round of gun fire.

At 6.30pm on Sunday, the public are invited to watch to the lighting of the Remembrance Beacon in the square, followed by a concert at 7.15pm at the Albert Halls.

This year, the concert will be led by Bolton’s own Lancashire Artillery (Volunteers) Band, who have performed for the Queen and the royal family in the UK and abroad.

Tickets are available from the Albert Halls website priced at £6.50 each with proceeds going to cadet and veteran organisations.

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Elaine Sherrington, said: “I am extremely proud that our community will come together to honour the memory of Bolton’s war heroes.

“This year’s remembrance events will be especially poignant as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

“I’d like to invite everyone to join me for the concert and the Remembrance Sunday services to pay respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”