HUNDREDS of residents celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style at a community hall, which included a special visit from the mayor.

The celebrations were held at Walmsley Parish Church Community Hall, and it was complete with stalls, face paints, games, refreshments, and live music.

It comes as the supporters aim to continue raising funds to help modernise the kitchen and the toilets, as well as other upgrades at Walmsley Community Hall.

In total, they aim to raise £50,000.

Hall manager Gemma Gardiner said: “We are so glad that we got to celebrate with our Jubilee event.

“We've been overwhelmed by the generosity of local people and businesses and have some fantastic prizes for the day.

“And we are delighted with the turn out and to see so many of the community all getting together.

The Bolton News: Walmsley Parish Church Community Hall: Great turn out from local residents, and amazing work from all the volunteers who chipped in.Walmsley Parish Church Community Hall: Great turn out from local residents, and amazing work from all the volunteers who chipped in.

“Seeing the hall so full has just been beyond anything we could have expected.

“There really was something for everyone, from live music and refreshments in the hall, to games and stalls in the school grounds, and Jubilee crafts.

“It was definitely a day to remember.”

Many of the stalls were ran by volunteers in and around the community.

One stall in particular had a range of marmalades, including Dark Old English and English and Five Fruits, which were both winners of the bronze award in The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards in Cumbria.

The Bolton News: Kath Rushton and Audrey Mason with their cake and marmalade stallKath Rushton and Audrey Mason with their cake and marmalade stall

As part of the fundraiser, there was also a special prize draw, where people won bath sets, wine, chocolates, and more.

Other activities included a tug of war on the school field, sack races, and soft archery.

The Bolton News: Sammy Banks in her element face paintingSammy Banks in her element face painting

The main hall was full of entertainment from junior Jubilee singers, Stargaze Dancers; jazz and rock music throughout the years by Anna, New Rosemere Singers, Disney favourites by Kathryn followed by a singalong.

Cllr Sam Connor and Nadeem Muslim also attended to show their support for the community.

The Bolton News: Cllr Sam Connor and Cllr Nadim Muslim, with Mayor Cllr Akhtar ZamanCllr Sam Connor and Cllr Nadim Muslim, with Mayor Cllr Akhtar Zaman

Cllr Nadim Muslim said: “It’s a really strong show of community pride and pride in Britain, which is especially important after all of the lockdowns.

“It’s a once in a lifetime event.”

Cllr Connor added: “People want to come out and be together, and celebrate and be part of the community.

“The community in Bromley Cross have been busy decorating the village, showing the community spirit.

"It's nice to do something for the local community."

The Bolton News: Volunteer Jamie Lee with his mum Angela with kindly donated vintage cordials from Mr FitzpatricksVolunteer Jamie Lee with his mum Angela with kindly donated vintage cordials from Mr Fitzpatricks

During a speech, the borough mayor, Cllr Akhtar Zaman, said: “I am really pleased to see so many of you here.

“And I feel very privileged and honoured to be the first citizen of this great town during the Platinum Jubilee year.

“I think this is the greatest honour of my life, on a personal level.

“I think community centres like this play a very important role in bringing our communities together by holding events like this, which help community cohesion, which help local businesses, and also contributes to the community life in general.”