Bolton’s branch of the Rotary Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next week and is inviting the public to join the event.

The centenary will be celebrated at Bolton Central Library on Thursday, June 30 and is opening to anyone interested without the need to book ahead.

It will feature talks on the organisation’s history along with refreshments.

A statement from Bolton Library and Museums Services said:  “Join us next Thursday when we'll be welcoming members of the Rotary Club who'll be giving a talk about their centenary anniversary.

“The speakers will be giving an insight into the organisation’s history.

“Also, you can find out about the other Rotary clubs in the town, their charitable work at home and across the world.

“This free event will take place at 1pm at Bolton Central Library.

“No need to book and light refreshments will be served.”

The Rotarians are a worldwide charitable association of professionals and businesspeople who carry out a range of good works in their communities.

The Bolton branch will hope that next Thursday is an opportunity to better explain to the public the works they do an teach them more about the organisation’s heritage in the borough.