There have been numerous letters to the editor in recent times expressing negative views about Bolton and I would like to point to an event recently in which the town can take great pride. On Saturday last we were privileged to attend a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion at Blackburn Cathedral, performed by the English Touring Opera supported by the Renaissance Singers of the Cathedral and the Bolton Junior Youth Choir.

The children from Bolton performed their part beautifully and showed great character and discipline in the way that they conducted themselves throughout a long and difficult programme. They were a credit to themselves, their teachers and their town. Well done to all!

David Haworth

Over Hulton